Taylor Petrey's new book argues that gender identity in Mormonism is not fixed, but fluid and changeable. It only *looks* like gender essentialism.
Mormon leaders have been hard at work to change missionary expectations, temple rituals, and curriculum to improve the Latter-day Saint experience for Millennials and Generation Z. Will it be enough?
Data shows that the 2015 Mormon LGBT exclusion policy was not enough by itself to drive many out of the LDS Church, but it contributed to disillusionment.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's meeting with LDS President Nelson was not just a photo opp, but an example of the generational sea change in Mormonism.
LGBT inclusion "has not been a straight line of evolution," says Greg Prince, author of "Gay Rights and the Mormon Church."
If a Mormon president is unafraid to boldly (and publicly) challenge a policy of previous church leaders, what other changes may be coming?
"Jesus is on the record about how he treats children, and that’s not usually it," said Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings, referring to the new LDS policy barring children of same-sex marriages from being baptized.
This week's Meridian article on raising children to "choose" to be heterosexual is damaging, says guest blogger Mitch Mayne. What's more, it misrepresents the LDS Church's current position on sexual orientation.
"I worry that when we proclaim ourselves the only righteous humans, we plant the seeds of pride," writes guest blogger Mitch Mayne. Responding to Elder Oaks's question, "Who is on the Lord's side?" Mayne affirms: "A lot of us."