415: “That We May Be One”: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith and Family

Dan Wotherspoon LGBTQ 4 Comments

In his new book, That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith and Family (Published by Deseret Book), Tom Christofferson shares his story …

Announcing a New Survey about LDS LGBT Policies

Dan Wotherspoon LGBTQ 1 Comment

Let your views be heard about current LDS policies and teachings about LGBT persons and issues! Two social psychologists, Michael Nielsen and David Wulff, have …

322: How Does Apocalyptic Thinking Factor into the Recent LGBT Policy Change and Reactions to It?

Dan Wotherspoon Apocalypticism, LGBTQ 8 Comments

In the three months since the Church announced its new policy regarding LGBT persons and their children, we seem to increasingly encounter talk among LDS …

307: Church Handbook Change Regarding LGBT Men and Women and their Children. Part 3—“Yes, and . . .” Activism and Renewal in a Tragic World

Dan Wotherspoon LGBTQ 5 Comments

We all recognize that there is a significant distance between the “real” world we live in and the “ideal” one we’d love to see instantiated. …

306: Church Handbook Change Regarding LGBT Men and Women and their Children. Part 2—Why? Why Now? Analyses and Possibilities

Dan Wotherspoon LGBTQ 6 Comments

In this second episode examining the new policies regarding LGBT women and men and children, Brad Kramer, Nancy Ross, and Rob Vox join Mormon Matters …

305: Church Handbook Change Regarding LGBT Men and Women and their Children. Part 1—Thoughts on How to Move Forward with Faith and Hope

Dan Wotherspoon LGBTQ 26 Comments

On Thursday, November 5th, we learned of several new additions to the Church Handbook of Instructions, Volume 1, which guides members of stake presidencies and …