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Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

Mormon Stories - LDS Dr. John Dehlin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 113 Ratings

Mormon Stories is an attempt to build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.

    1667: Coming Out as the Gay Son of a Mormon Bishop, Serving a Mission - Evan and Weston Smith Pt.2

    1667: Coming Out as the Gay Son of a Mormon Bishop, Serving a Mission - Evan and Weston Smith Pt.2

    Trigger Warning: Suicidal Ideation
    In Part 2 of 3, we start off where we left with Weston’s story growing up as a gay Mormon kid, discovering his sexuality, suicidal ideation, desides to serve a mission as an “out” gay Mormon but upon suicidality in mission he gets a “spiritual” experience resolving to leave the church and live a happy life. Evan gets a call to become a 1st counselor in the Stake Presidency.


    Gay Latter-day Saint Crossroads Website & Download
    This Body of Water: Surviving Mormonism as a Queer Man by Weston Smith
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    • 2 hrs 50 min
    1666: Becoming a progressive Mormon Bishop, Son Comes Out as Gay - Evan and Wes Smith Pt. 1

    1666: Becoming a progressive Mormon Bishop, Son Comes Out as Gay - Evan and Wes Smith Pt. 1

    Evan Smith rose through the ranks of Mormon leadership ultimately becoming a Stake Presidency member. While serving as an LDS Bishop, Evan struggled with the Church’s positions on LGBTQ+ issues and later found out that his son Weston was gay. Even after coming out, Weston decided to serve an LDS Mission as an openly gay man, leading him to high levels of depression and heartbreaking experiences during and after coming back early from his mission.
    Evan became an advocate for LGBTQ people in the Church. His position as a Stake Presidency Counselor led him to a few confrontations/discussions with General Authorities and a later meeting at Church Headquarters where they discussed Evan’s progressive beliefs on LGBTQ matters. Join John and Gerardo as they interview Evan and his son Weston about their fascinating Mormon Story. This is part 1 of a 3-part story.

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    • 2 hrs 38 min
    1665: Race & Mormon Scripture Pt 2 w/ LDS Discussions - 22

    1665: Race & Mormon Scripture Pt 2 w/ LDS Discussions - 22

    Join us for Part 2 of our discussion on Race and the Book of Mormon. Today Mike and John go over the various apologetics for the apparent racism in the Book of Mormon and early Church leaders, from denying those particular scriptures are literal, to saying “everyone was racist back then” and of course, breaking down the various problems each creates for a Church said to be built on the basis of revelation to modern prophets.
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    • 2 hrs 27 min
    1664: Boy Scouts Bankruptcy and the Mormon Church - An Update w/ Tim Kosnoff

    1664: Boy Scouts Bankruptcy and the Mormon Church - An Update w/ Tim Kosnoff

    Tim Kosnoff is back to share an update about the Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Filing and urgent deadline at the end of 2022 for anyone in California who was abused by a Boy Scout Leader outside of official BSA activities to be able to join a class-action lawsuit before the window is closed forever.

    Anyone with questions or think this might apply to themselves or someone they love are encouraged to contact an attorney (ideally one with experience with child abuse claims) to learn more. Tim Kosnoff is a US attorney who has spent the last two decades representing victims of abuse and has graciously volunteered to talk with anyone who may have questions about this case. Contact info provided below.

    Free BSA Consult Hotline: 206-785-7326
     
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    Recent Episodes:
    1639: The Mormon Church Abuse Hot Line with Attorney Tim Kosnoff
    1640: Boy Scout Abuse and the Mormon Church with Attorney Tim Kosnoff
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    • 58 min
    1663: Race and Mormon Scripture Pt 1 w/ LDS Discussions - 21

    1663: Race and Mormon Scripture Pt 1 w/ LDS Discussions - 21

    Join Mike from LDS discussions.com and John as they discuss race and Mormon scripture. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. We are also grateful to have a few call-in guests for this episode.
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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    1662: Losing Faith as the Grandson of an LDS Apostle (Joseph B. Wirthlin) - Greg Gerritsen Pt. 2

    1662: Losing Faith as the Grandson of an LDS Apostle (Joseph B. Wirthlin) - Greg Gerritsen Pt. 2

    Join us for Part 2 of our 2-part interview with pilot Greg Gerritsen
    Join us for Part 2 of our 2-part interview with pilot Greg Gerritsen - grandson of the late and much believed Mormon or LDS Church apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin. In this series, Greg shares with us more of his own journey in the Church including:
    Greg's mission experiences, many made more difficult by knowledge of his relationship with Elder Wirthlin What Greg learned at Weber that began affecting his testimony How often General Authorities miss out on family activities and events in service to the Church How the Church deals with aging apostles once they begin to lose lucidity How Greg lost his LDS testimony in spite of descending from the Mormon "elite," and what led him to want to tell his story. Also, Greg shares his opinion on whether his grandfather actually "saw" Jesus Christ as an LDS apostle. We hope you enjoy!!!
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    • 2 hrs 56 min

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