1379: Belief After the CES Letter – Polygamy, Racism, LGBTQ Issues, and Prophets – Jim Bennett Pt. 3

John Dehlin Apologetics, Blacks & The Priesthood, Book of Mormon, Church History, Faith Promoting Stories, Faith Transitions, Joseph Smith, Lamanites, LGBTQ, Mormon Faith Crisis, Mormon Transitions, Podcast, Polygamy, Progressive Mormonism, Race 13 Comments

Jim Bennett is the author of “A Faithful Reply to the CES Letter.”  He is also the son of the late Utah U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. In Part 2 of …

1366: Whiteness Theology and the Evolution of Mormon Racial Teachings – Matt Harris

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History, General Authorities, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Podcast, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 12 Race 7 Comments

In 2014 the LDS Church released an essay entitled “Race and the Priesthood” as part of its Gospel Topics Essays Initiative.  This essay was groundbreaking in that it officially renounced …

1294-1297: Healing after Intense Sexual Shame and Suicidality as a Mormon Teenage Girl – Clarissa Winter

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, Excommunication, Lamanites, Mental Health, Race, Sexuality, Top 12 Race, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 8 Sexuality, Women & Feminism 11 Comments

Clarissa Winter is a direct descendant of Brigham Young (on her father’s side) and a Guatemalan Mormon convert (on her mother’s side). Clarissa was raised in Orderville, Utah as a …

777-778: Losing the Lamanites – Gabriel Misla (Puerto Rico)

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Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Gabriel Misla from Puerto Rico.  In this interview we cover: Gabriel’s experience joining the Church as a young man in the …

757: Losing the Lamanites – Sarah Newcomb (NW Coastal Tribes – Tsimshian)

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Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Sarah Newcomb who descends from the Tsimshian of the NW Coastal Tribes. In this interview we cover: How Sarah struggled as …

748-749: Losing the Lamanites – Hyrum Joe (Navajo)

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Continuing our series entitled “Losing the Lamanites,” wherein we interview Mormons from Central and South America, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders — with the intent of exploring their faith transitions, and …

746-747: Losing the Lamanites – Vania Moore (Brazil)

Mormon Stories Ex-Mormon Stories, International, Lamanites, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Race, Top 12 Race 10 Comments

For this new series entitled “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Mormons from Central and South America, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders — with the intent of exploring their faith transitions, …

733-734: When Religions Praise and Protect Abusers

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In this episode we discuss what happens when religions or religious people praise abusers in front of their victims. In April 2017, Keith Robert Vallejo, a Mormon bishop, was convicted …

653-656: Omar and Nancy Kader – The Journey of a Palestinian Boy Raised in Utah and His Amazing Wife

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Politics, Race, Top 100, Top 12 Race, Women & Feminism 51 Comments

Dr. Omar Kader was born in Provo, Utah to Palestinian immigrants. HIs father was a devout Muslim and a disabled World War I vet who owned a successful Provo fruit …