Mormonism’s transgender confusion

Regardless of the understanding of the roots of gender dysphoria in psychology and biology, there is a perfectly Mormon explanation for how the phenomenon of the transgender individual could occur. Unlike the perceived threat to eternal marriage posed by the idea of Gay marriage, transgender identity is no threat to Mormon doctrine as we know it, whatsoever.

No Longer Quivering Before the Patriarchy

Imagine having to submit yourself to a form of Christian Patriarchy minus “the Priesthood,” and you have the beginnings of Vyckie Garrison’s story. “I am not really good at submission,” Garrison explained to the Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics group at the Concord...

On Excommunication

In the LDS Church, we teach that excommunication encompasses two overlapping actions: removing people from the church community and severing their covenants. I believe that it is entirely appropriate for the Church to engage in the former (even if I don’t always agree...

98: Kirby Heyborne

http://media.blubrry.com/rationalfaiths/p/rationalfaiths.com/podcast/98KirbyHeyborne.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this interview we get to know Kirby Heyborne, who is both an actor and a musician. He has released several...

WHY I NEED PROPHETS

General Conference was over a week ago now. And now I ask myself, “Why do I need prophets?” I need prophets to challenge me. My natural inclinations are more towards a conservative leaning. That is, preserve the way things are and to exclude people by...

I Loved As I Was Asked.

We shall call him Justin, he has so many names. He came to Earth to show us, each of us has a flame. His extinguished early, sixteen is too young to die. The pain he felt, from beliefs untrue, was the reason why. God made him whole, blessed with many gifts, and asked...

LGBTQ Mormon Crisis

The Barker Brothers’ Projects


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