Dr. Simon Southerton is an Australian geneticist and a former Mormon bishop who was excommunicated by the Mormon church after speaking too openly about his sincere problems reconciling Book of Mormon historicity and emerging DNA research about Native Americans.


Today we are launching a new series on Mormon Stories Podcast. Like with the John Larsen and Margi Dehlin (THRIVE Stories) series, Dr. Simon Southerton plans to appear monthly on Mormon Stories Podcast to explore the many ways in which Mormon Doctrine clashes with modern science.  The first episode covers the Mormon church teaching of The Creation.

We will be paying Simon for his work, but need your financial support to make this happen. If you want to support this series with Simon, please become a monthly donor to this campaign. You can donate here:


100% of your donations will go to support Simon.  Also, by donating, you will be sent a link to a free download of Simon’s new book on DNA and the Book of Mormon entitled “The Sacred Curse: How Native American DNA Exposes Mormonism’s Lamanite Myth.”  Thank you in advance for your support of this project with Dr. Southerton!!!


  1. David Bridgstock February 28, 2022 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    My twin brother Bob Bridgstock Left the church 2 decades before me. I’m attending and still a member, but no longer believe the church is true at all. We are 75 years old and joined the LDS church in late 1964…so its been a while. Thanks John for Mormon Stories…been listening in for 18 months..FABULOUS STUFF. John, I think you are an amazingly beautiful human being…Sending this from just near the London Temple where we live..in England..THANKS…………….

  2. Jean April 13, 2022 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    David Bridgstock, your brother is my friend. I’m from UK too and live in Canada. All the best to you and your wife and thank you for loving your brother enough to not disown him when he left the church – you and he are good men.

  3. Robin Netto February 26, 2023 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    I am just beginning to listen to all the Mormon Stories and others. I donated and then signed up for a small monthly donation but it is a year late. I have been inactive for 40 years but pursued meditation and not any particular faith. I tried going back to Mormonism for 2 years but found I could not do what was expected . Since I found this discussion I have been blown away learning all I did not know what I did not know.

  4. Perry Christensen August 8, 2023 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    David Bridgestock do you remember a companion named Perry Christensen in Scotland.
    Email me if you remember me. I have thought of you so many times. perryutc@gmail.com

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