In 2016, just over half of Mormons opposed same-sex marriage -- among the highest opposition of any religious group. However, the year before, 2/3 were against it, so there's been a rapid change of attitude.
As married gay Mormons, Nick and Spencer had already lived with having no callings, no temple recommends, and no access to the sacrament. Now they faced the possibility of excommunication.
Nick and Spencer would like to raise a family in the LDS Church, but they're navigating uncharted waters in their desire to stay active Mormons. Part 1 of a two-part profile by journalism student Kristin Lowe.
Well, hallelujah. This is quite a turnaround for Mormon culture.
Seminary teacher Doug Christensen admits he's not a gamer and he doesn't Snap Chat -- but that doesn't mean he's oblivious to the needs of the Mormon teenagers he encounters every day.
When she was 15, Alex Cooper's Mormon parents checked her in to a "conversion therapy" program that shamed her for being gay. Now she is telling her story.
This is the first time that an apostle from the LDS Church has claimed the ban on gays to be not just another policy in the handbook, but an actual revelation from the Lord.
"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.
Traffic on this blog increased significantly this year. (Yay you!) I’m not as thrilled that my top-ranked posts were often the most negative. Here's 2014 by the numbers.
I don’t know what it’s like to be gay, but I do know what it is to feel like a freak in the heart of Mormondom, a fellow castaway on the Island of Misfit Toys.
While I'm always glad to see Mormons cooperating with other denominations, the unlikely alliance of Mormons, Catholics, and evangelicals against gay marriage is a sad example of the old adage, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Taking exception to Elder Nelson's talk from yesterday. I can be a disciple of Christ and a supporter of nontraditional marriage. In fact, I can support nontraditional marriage precisely *because* I am a follower of that good shepherd.
With at least a dozen Mormons now facing church discipline, it's logical to take a step back and ask ourselves what Jesus would do. Here is an in-depth look at all the people Jesus excommunicated.
Homosexuality is not a phase someone is going through. It isn't a temporary condition with which some people "struggle." LGBT Mormons cannot "pray the gay away" or cure themselves by marrying someone of the opposite sex.
Yesterday, a federal judge lifted a ban on same-sex marriage in Idaho. To me this is great news, though the 24% of Idaho that is Mormon may not feel the same way.
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