1131-1136: Jared, Gwen, & Madison Lusk: A Former Mormon Bishop and His Family from New Mexico Face Excommunication for Apostasy

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Join us now on Mormon Stories Podcast as we interview Jared, Gwen, and Madison Lusk. This episode is a continuation in our series highlight former Mormon bishops and their families …

1044-1047: Leah, Cody, and Brinley Young – From Fear Into Joy

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Join us now on Mormon Stories Podcast for our interview with Leah, Cody, and Brinley Young.  In these first segments of this epic interview, Leah and Cody discuss: Their lives growing …

870: Sam Young and ProtectLDSChildren.org – Apostasy Charges and March for the Children

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In this episode, we check in with Bishop Sam Young to discuss progress in his petition to end sexually-invasive questions to children during clergy interviews.  We also discuss his plans …

845-847: Tom Christofferson – That We May Be One

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Our special Christmas Morning release on Mormon Stories Podcast includes an interview with Tom Christofferson about his book “That We May Be One.” Tom shares the story of voluntary excommunication …

839-842: Matthew Lohmeier – Joining the Snuffer Movement

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Continuing our series on the Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement, we interview Matthew Lohmeier. Matt converted to the Mormon church at age 14. He served a mission in Taiwan, attended the …

835-838: Karen and Kirk Strong – Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement

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Beginning a new series on the Doctrine of Christ (Snuffer) Movement, we interview Karen and Kirk Strong about their faith journey. Both were excommunicated from the LDS Church for their …

821-823: Mormon Leaders and Inappropriate Interviews Regarding Sexuality Parts 1-3

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Beginning our series on Mormon leaders and inappropriate interviews regarding sexuality, we provide 6 mini-interviews with Mormon Stories listeners who share their experiences discussing sexual matters with LDS leaders.  A …

770-773: Laurie Lee Hall – Standing in my truth, Walking in my faith

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In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview former LDS Stake President and LDS Chief Architect Laurie Lee Hall. Laurie Lee’s story is fascinating on many levels: Laurie Lee worked …

697-699: Celebrating the Life of Grant Palmer

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In this three-part interview, we honor Grant Palmer, former LDS seminary/institute instructor, and author of “An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins” – which provides a plausible explanation for how the …

667-668: Stephen Bloor – The British Bishop who Lost his Faith, was Excommunicated without a Disciplinary Council

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In this two-part episode we interview Stephen Bloor. Stephen discusses his experiences growing up as a Mormon in the U.K. including serving an LDS mission and being married in the …

664: The Excommunication of Amy and Jake Malouf Pt. 2 – The Verdict

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In part two of my interview with Amy and Jake Malouf, we discuss the verdict from their October 11, 2016 Mormon Disciplinary Council on charges of Apostasy, along with their …

663: A Very Rough, Unplanned, and Informal First Discussion about Mormon and Post-Mormon Polyamory and Consensual Non-Monogamy

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On a recent trip from New Jersey to Vermont with Mormon Therapist Natasha Helfer Parker and Dr. Gina Colvin we decided to have a rough, unplanned, unrehearsed, and VERY informal first …

657: Apostasy in Anchorage, Alaska – The Excommunication of Amy and Jake Malouf

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Amy and Jake Malouf have been devout LDS church members for their entire lives – living the past 14+ years in Anchorage, Alaska. They have served in high-level callings in …