680-681: Stephen Urquhart – Former Utah State Senator on LDS Church Influence in the Utah Legislature

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Marijuana, Politics, Top 15 Mental Health 38 Comments

Stephen Urquhart was raised in Houston, Texas, where he and his family converted to the LDS church after the suicide of his older brother.  After serving an LDS mission in …

650-652: One Ordinary Family’s Extraordinary Mormon Transition

John Dehlin Community, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Missionary Work, Mixed-Faith Marriages, Mormon Transitions, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 109 Comments

In this epic, three-part interview with Paul, Lisa, and Kyle, we learn about one ordinary Mormon family’s extraordinary Mormon transition. Topics covered in this episode include: Living as an orthodox …

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

John Dehlin Current Events, Progressive Mormonism 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 …

648: Missionaries Pt. 6: Jacob – Sent Home Early for Cuddling with Zone Leader

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Missionary Work 41 Comments

Jacob realized he was gay only a few months before he left for his LDS mission. He served in the San Jose, Costa Rica mission from August 2012 to September 2013. …

645: Missionaries Pt. 3: Mike Woodruff – Gay, Abused on Mission, PTSD, Early Return

John Dehlin Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Missionary Work 59 Comments

Mike Woodruff knew that he was attracted to men by age 14. After consulting with his LDS bishop, he was told that his “same-sex attraction” would “resolve itself” once he …

637: The Mama Dragons and the Mama Dragon Story Project

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism, Top 25 LGBT, Women & Feminism 9 Comments

The Mama Dragons group consists of almost 1,000 Mormon, post-Mormon, and now never-Mormon women who are dedicated to: Loving their LGBT children. Preventing LGBT youth suicide. Supporting parents of LGBT …

635: Mormons Respond to Tyler Glenn’s Controversial “Trash” Music Video

John Dehlin Excommunication, LGBTQ, Mormon Culture 45 Comments

In this episode five Mormons (Dr. Jana Riess, Samy Galvez, Dr. Kristy Money, Derrick Clements, and Samantha Louise Shelley) discuss, explore, and interpret Tyler Glenn’s new and controversial music video entitled “Trash.” Trash Lyrics.     …

631-633: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, LGBTQ, Mormon Transitions, New Listeners, Top 10 Exmormon, Top 100, Top 25 LGBT, Top Mormon Faith Crisis Stories 43 Comments

Tyler Glenn is best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum alternative pop band Neon Trees. Tyler was raised LDS/Mormon in Temecula, California.  After discovering a love for music in …

625-626: Surviving Reparative Therapy with Alex Cooper, “Saving Alex” Author

John Dehlin Book Club, LGBTQ, Sexuality, Top 25 LGBT, Women & Feminism 27 Comments

This is a recording of my interview with Alex Cooper recorded on March 16, 2016 at Velour in Provo, Utah.  Alex Cooper, along with Dr. Joanna Brooks, are the co-authors …

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 …

612-613: Reviewing 2015 with J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood

John Dehlin Current Events 19 Comments

In this episode we assemble an all-star panel to discuss the events of Mormonism in 2015.  Panelists include Dr. J. Nelson Seawright, John Hamer, Jamie Hanis-Handy, and Marisa Calderwood. Topics …

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 …

596: Bill Reel Discusses His Falling out with FAIR and His Faithful Dissent of LDS Policy

John Dehlin Apologetics, Progressive Mormonism 83 Comments

In this episode former LDS Bishop Bill Reel returns to Mormon Stories to discuss his falling out with the LDS apologetic group FAIR (including his conflict with apologist Brian Hales), …

BONUS: Ken Jennings Denounces LDS Church Policy on Same-Sex Relationships and Children

John Dehlin Apologetics, LGBTQ, Progressive Mormonism 26 Comments

On today’s Savage Lovecast (hosted by Dan Savage), Jeopardy champion and active LDS Church member Ken Jennings publicly denounced the recent LDS Church policy changes regarding same-gender relationships and children.  He …

585: Eric Reeves, Son of LDS Relief Society General Presidency 2nd Counselor Linda S. Reeves, Encourages Open Opposition to LDS Church SGA Policy Changes

John Dehlin LGBTQ 86 Comments

Eric Reeves is the son of LDS Relief Society General Presidency Member Linda S. Reeves and former LDS mission president Melvyn Reeves. In this episode Eric discusses: His early years in the church, …

584: RadioWest Discussion of The New LDS Church Policy on Same-Sex Families

John Dehlin LGBTQ, Marriage & Family, Top 25 LGBT 29 Comments

News broke last week that the LDS Church was adopting new policies aimed at married same-sex couples and their children. Mormons in a same-sex marriage will now be considered apostates …

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 …