Join us as we discuss Mormon Apostle Dallin H. Oaks’ recent and somewhat shocking remarks delivered at the University of Virginia regarding the LDS Church’s evolving strategy regarding “religious freedom” and LGBTQ rights in the United States. Elder Oaks specifically described this address as “the most difficult address [he has] ever undertaken”.
- “Going Forward with Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination,” address by Dallin Oaks at the University of Virginia on November 12, 2021
- Q&A session with Dallin Oaks prior to the UVA address
- Latter Gay Stories podcast, hosted by Kyle Ashworth
- Mormon Stories interview with Hannah Comeau
- Hunter et. al. v. the United States Department of Education
- The Religious Exemption Accountability Project
- “School of Law event with Dallin Oaks draws protest from Lambda Law Alliance,” by Merrill Hart, The Cavalier Daily, November 16, 2021
- “On The Record: A Chronology of LGBTQ+ Messaging,” by Latter Gay Stories
- Mormon Stories interviews with Greg Prince
- “Principles to Govern Possible Public Statement on Legislation Affecting Rights of Homosexuals,” Statement by Dallin Oaks on August 7, 1984
- “Dallin Oaks says shock therapy of gays didn’t happen at BYU while he was president. Records show otherwise,” by Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune, November 16, 2021
- Church statement denouncing conversion therapy—insofar as it involves “abusive practices” and allowing a “religious exemption” to the ban
- A screenshot of the 2012 Church website “Mormon and Gay”
- Another screenshot of the 2012 Church website “Mormon and Gay”
- In 2016, the name, tone, and content of the “Mormon and Gay” website were changed.
- “The Popular Myth of the Victimless Crime,” by Dallin H. Oaks, Brigham Young University Press, 1974
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