For part 2 of this interview with Donna Showalter, we will hear how an east bench, Provo, Utah Mormon mother, former Relief Society President, former Stake Young Women’s President, and BYU employee navigated her Mormon faith crisis.
– This story includes the gripping account of what happened when they asked Mormon apostle Jeffrey R. Holland to heal their son of his gayness.
– It also includes Donna’s touching experiences as a Relief Society President.
– We also learn about the impact of the November 2015 LGBTQ policy on Donna, Michael and her family – along with the 2019 policy reversal.
Our earlier interview with both Donna and her son Michael may be found here:
Part 1 – Donna provides her Mormon background:
Part 2 – Donna describes her intense devotion and service to the Church, despite having a son come out as gay:
Part 3 – Donna describes her feeling of rejection when Elder Jeffrey R. Holland refused to meet or assist her family:
Part 4 – Donna shares how cracks formed in her faith:
Part 5 – Donna describes the outrage and despair she felt when she learned the LDS Church was “not true”: