1386: The Miracle of Forgiveness: Why It Should be Removed from Deseret Book, and How You Can Help

John Dehlin Christianity, Jesus Christ, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Mental Health, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Podcast, Sexuality, Top 8 Sexuality 32 Comments

In my opinion, one of the most damaging books ever published by the Mormon Church is Spencer W. Kimball’s “The Miracle of Forgiveness.” Among other things, this book teaches that: …

623: Elizabeth Grimshaw – Facing LDS Excommunication for being Same-Sex Married

John Dehlin Excommunication, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Women & Feminism 86 Comments

Elizabeth Grimshaw was raised Mormon. She knew she was lesbian as a teenager, but spent her early years (teens and 20s) attempting to date men and to marry a man. …

620: Pathways to Health and Healing for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Mormons – A Study of 1612 LGBT Mormons

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 25 LGBT 7 Comments

This episode is a re-broadcast of the Mormons Building Bridges Community Conversation featuring Dr. Bill Bradshaw and Dr. John Parkinson Dehlin as they summarized the major findings from their 2011 …

BONUS: Dallin H. Oaks Addresses the Mormon LGBT Suicide Epidemic

John Dehlin Current Events, General Authorities, LGBTQ 69 Comments

Note: If you or anyone you love is at risk for suicide, please refer to these valuable tips on preventing LGBT suicide. Speaker: Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Apostles for the Church …

BONUS: Elder Dallin H. Oaks on Religious Freedom (and Mormon LGBT Suicide)

John Dehlin Current Events, General Authorities, LGBTQ 18 Comments

Speaker: Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: The Free Exercise of Religion in Our Time Date: February 9 2016 Location: Johns Hopkins …

597-598: Mindy and Dustin Gledhill, and their New Project — Hive Riot

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Women & Feminism 17 Comments

In this three-part series we interview pop artist Mindy Gledhill and classical pianist Dustin Gledhill regarding their new electronic synth-pop project called Hive Riot. In Part 1 we explore Mindy and Dustin’s respective …

586-587: Responding to the LDS Church’s Clarification on its Same-Gender Marriage and Children Policies

John Dehlin LGBTQ 46 Comments

Today the LDS Church released a clarification to the new policies on same-gender marriage and children.  Michael Otterson (Managing Director of LDS Church Public Relations) also released a memo entitled “Understanding the Handbook.” …

583: Changes to LDS Policy Regarding Same-Gender Relationships and Children

John Dehlin Excommunication, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 92 Comments

In this episode we discuss the recent changes to LDS Handbook 1 regarding LGBT members who enter into same-gender relationships, and their children.  Panelists include Natasha Helfer Parker, Dr. Kristy …

559-560: Michael Adam Ferguson, J Seth Anderson, and their Fight Against Gay Conversion Therapy

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT 52 Comments

J Seth Anderson and Michael Adam Ferguson were catapulted into the public spotlight when they became the first same-sex couple to be legally married by the state of Utah. Seth …

541: LDS Church is Now Excommunicating Legally Same-Sex Married Members – Taylor Knuth-Bishop

John Dehlin Disciplinary Councils, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family 135 Comments

Taylor Knuth-Bishop was an active LDS Church member and seminary graduate who considered himself “heterosexual with same-sex attraction” until he met the love of his life, Sean Knuth-Bishop. Taylor and …

518-519: Clark Johnsen – From BYU to Broadway’s Book of Mormon Musical

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 54 Comments

In this hilarious and touching episode of Mormon Stories, John Dehlin interviews Clark Johnson, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. In part one, Clark shares …

408-411: Brett Bradshaw – Gay Marriage and Fatherhood

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Top 25 LGBT 17 Comments

On this historic day when the United States Supreme Court is considering the legality of gay marriage, we share with you our interview with Brett Bradshaw.  Brett is the son …

388: Carol Lynn Pearson and “the Hero’s Journey of the Gay and Lesbian Mormon”

John Dehlin Book Club, LGBTQ, Sexuality 12 Comments

As part of a new podcast initiative called “Gay Mormon Stories” (in cooperation with Mormon Stories Book Club) we interview the beloved poet, playwright, LGBT activist and Mormon author Carol …

372-373: Eldon Kartchner Pts. 1 & 2 – Living a Successful Mixed-Orientation Marriage, and Not Recommending It

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 37 Comments

In parts 1 and 2 of a 4-part series, Eldon Kartchner discusses: losing his battle against same-sex attraction as a Mormon, and his experience living a successful mixed-orientation marriage as …


350-352: Dance Champion Benji Schwimmer

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 158 Comments

Benji Schwimmer is a world renowned dancer and choreographer. He is best known for winning Season 2 of the hit tv show So You Think You Can Dance. In this 3-part interview, Benji discusses the following: Part 1: His early years, and his LDS mission experience, Part 2: His experiences on So You Think You Can Dance, and Part 3: His attempts to come to terms with his sexuality and his LDS faith.

328: Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family

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Three Powerful Stories about Having Difficult Mormon Conversations with Family.

285-287: D. Michael Quinn – 21st Century Mormon Enigma

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Church History, Excommunication, Faith Promoting Stories, Lamanites, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 100, Top 25 Faithful

On August 12th, 2011 Mormon Stories held an event in honor and celebration of Mormon Historian D. Michael Quinn. Michael Quinn is undoubtedly one of the most important historical figures …

264-265: BYU Professor and LDS Church Employee Kendall Wilcox Comes out as Gay

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Missionary Work 99 Comments

Kendall Wilcox is a lifelong member of the LDS church, returned missionary, BYU graduate, filmmaker, BYU professor, producer for BYUTV… and he is (now) an openly gay man AND an LDS …

259-263: 2011 SLC Conference

John Dehlin Conference Audio, LGBTQ 16 Comments

On June 11, 2011, members of the Mormon Stories community held their 2nd regional conference in Salt Lake City. Part 1: Anne McMullin Peffer welcomes participants and delivers a preliminary …