The wonderful Mitch Mayne has conducted a special interview for the RF Podcast. Late in 2015 after the policy update and the initial uproar surrounding that leak/clarification/announcement/ (and now according to Elder Nelson ‘revelation’) there was an article put out by Religion News Service, written by Lorena O’Neil, about a Mormon family directly impacted by the anti-LGBT policy. In the article O’Neil tells a bit about the Sautter-Walker family (a homosexual couple with 4 children) as well as Paul and Ric’s reaction to the official policy change. Here Mitch interviews Paul and Ric to tell a more full story so we can get to know them better and hear from a real Mormon family that has been pushed further away from the church, thanks to the church’s policy.
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LGBTQ Mormon Crisis
Two Printable handout for bishops and stake presidents that talks empirically about LGBTQ suicides:
The LGBTQ Mormon Crisis: Responding to the Empirical Research on Suicide
Youth Suicide Rates and Mormon Religious Context: An Additional Empirical Analysis
The Barker Brothers’ Projects
These videos were created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can arise in families around this issue.
“Cogito!” (“I think!”) follows the intellectual adventures of a recovering academic outside the walls of academia.
Quote of the Month
"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)