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

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, Disciplinary Councils, Sexual Abuse 17 Comments

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 …

843-844: Analyzing LDS Church Statements About Clergy Interviews

Mormon Stories Current Events, Marriage & Family, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality 16 Comments

In this Mormon Stories Podcast episode, an all-star panel analyzes recent LDS Church Statements regarding “Clergy Interviews.” Panelists include Bishop Sam Young, LDS mother Jamie Hanis-Handy, attorney Brynne Thomas Gant, …

783-784: Jason Echols of Reddit /r/exmormon

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories 7 Comments

In this two-part interview we sit down with Jason Echols – one of the founders/pioneers of the exmormon subreddit (/r/exmormon). For tens of thousands of questioning, doubting, and post-mormons, the …

760-761: They Can Leave the Church, But They Can’t Leave it Alone – Brynne Thomas Gant

Mormon Stories Current Events, Ex-Mormon Stories, Mormon Transitions 9 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories and Mormon Transitions podcast, John interviews Brynne Thomas Gant — author of the article entitled, “They Can Leave the Church, But They Can’t Leave …

759: The Courage of Savannah

Mormon Stories Community, Current Events, LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 LGBT 24 Comments

In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview Savannah and her mother, Heather.  Savannah recently generated international media attention when she came out as gay to her Mormon ward (congregation) in …

649: Sam Young – Living the Law of Common Consent by Voting Opposed

John Dehlin Current Events, Progressive Mormonism, Top 26 Faith Crisis 72 Comments

Sam Young lived as an orthodox Mormon for several decades, including a full term as an LDS bishop and many years as a stake high counselor. After stumbling on the …

618-619: Matt Long, Sex Crimes Prosecutor, Discusses LDS Church Child Abuse Policies and the Recent News Release

John Dehlin Current Events, Sexual Abuse 85 Comments

On February 1, 2016 the LDS Church re-released a media statement originally released in 2013 entitled “Effectiveness of Church Approach to Preventing Child Abuse.”  In this press release (authored by Kirton & McConkie …

540: A Curated Revue of Hilarious Tales from Mormondom (New York City Event)

John Dehlin Current Events, Mormon Culture 7 Comments

This event, organized by Kate Kelly, was held in New York City on Saturday, April 25th, 6:30pm.  Billed as “A Curated Revue of Hilarious Tales from Mormondom,” it entailed a …

040-041: Deseret Book’s Acquisition of Seagull and Covenant–Adventures of a Mormon Book Author–Christopher Bigelow

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture 5 Comments

(To keep this podcast alive, please consider donating to Mormon Stories by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button at the top right of this blog).What’s it like to actually …