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  1. Loved hearing about the Scottish Mormon experience. Very impressed with Karen’s activism. Where did her daughter serve her mission?

    I look forward to more interviews with UK ex Mormons.

  2. Insightful interview. Yet another example of institutionalized religion falling short.

    My guess is that Karen was actually remembering the dates correctly about LGBT headlines occurring about the same time as the new November policy against them. Earlier in 2015 before the November policy, the supreme court issued a ruling extending marriage rights to LGs. Not only was the ruling itself big news, it was also a topic that dominated the news for months. My guess is that all these headlines and debates is what Karen was trying to recall and that her initial 2015 timeline leading up to the November policy was correct. Not the 2008 CA LGBT campaign.

  3. Loved Karen’s honesty when asked about the reasons she left. Was it because she wanted to sin? Was it because she had been offended? To paraphrase, “Well, being human, there were plenty of times I wanted to sin and of course I was offended many times, as I probably offended many myself, but that’s not why I left. I left because I still believed it was true and it painted such a dismal picture of the eternities that I wanted nothing to do with it. It was too depressing.” That’s one you don’t often hear but is probably more common than any of us know. I too wanted to break the rules (sin) as a believer and of course nobody can be part of any group without being offended from time to time but none of that was the reason I left and I suspect that’s probably true for most folks. Anyway, great to hear the perspectives of ex-Mormons from around the globe. Thanks Karen and John.

  4. Karen was advised not to talk to exmormons if she wanted to learn about the church. The missionaries told her “if you want to know something about me, you would ask me, right, not someone else?”

    That’s the wrong analogy. The correct analogy is only to consult approved WPK sources if you want to learn about about North Korea. Never mind speaking to anyone who has defected from North Korea

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