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Mormon Leaders Omit ‘Gay’ In Survey Asking Students ‘What Is Your Sexual Orientation?’

by David Badash ● 6:04 PM April 25, 2014
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A confidential survey distributed to some Brigham Young University students reveals the depths of ignorance the Mormon Church’s top leadership has about homosexuality.

Civil Rights

GOP Lawmaker Seeks To Allow Doctors, Morticians To Refuse Service To Gays

by David Badash ● 5:34 PM February 12, 2014
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A Republican state lawmaker in Idaho is pushing a bill that would protect any licensed professional who wishes to refuse service to anyone on the claim of “religious objection.”

News

Meet Utah’s ‘Anti-Marxist Secessionist’ Who’s Been Fasting For Weeks To End Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 6:10 PM January 3, 2014
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Meet Trestin Meacham.

Meacham has been on a starvation diet since December 21, in an effort to end the legalization of same-sex marriage in Utah. A Mormon, Meacham describes himself as an “anti-Marxist secessionist.”

Eric Ethington

Mormon Church Pushing For Second Prop 8 In Hawaii

by Eric Ethington ● 5:36 PM October 30, 2013
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Just like Hawaii’s 1998 fight—and the 2008 Prop 8 battle in California -— the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (a.k.a. the Mormon Church) is once again leading the charge against equality.

Coming Out

Jimmy Hales Comes Out As A Gay Mormon – Really!

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:43 PM February 21, 2013
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What if you came out and no one believed you? Gay Mormon, Jimmy Hales, recorded the reactions of his friends and family as he tries to convince them he is, really, truly, actually, happily gay.

News

Romney Unhinged: Off-Air Radio Interview Shows Mitt’s Mormonism Meltdown

by David Badash ● 11:14 AM November 2, 2012
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“I think I know my church better than you!,” Mitt Romney rants repeatedly. “Are you disagreeing with me? I understand my faith better than you do,” Romney yells.

News

Is This ‘Secret Mormon Temple Rituals’ Video That’s Going Viral Real?

by David Badash ● 4:05 PM October 22, 2012
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Is this Mormon ritual video real? All religions all have their own rituals. Surely the Mayans or other cultures would appear creepy to many 21st century Americans.

News

Billy Graham, Even After Endorsing Romney, Still Believes Mormonism Is A Cult

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM October 17, 2012
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Billy Graham, who endorsed Mitt Romney then scrubbed his website of all references calling the Mormon faith a “cult,” still believes Mormonism is a cult.

Analysis

On Our Radar – The War on Women. What Are You Wearing?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM September 23, 2012

Modesty Matters took a table at the Values Voters Summit to persuade women to “dress like ladies.” Today, what you are wearing, (and just whose business is it anyway) is On Our Radar.

Analysis

On Our Radar – Ann Romney And The War On Women

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM September 2, 2012

Ann Romney is the quintessential political wife. She’s beautiful, polished, graceful and cunningly intelligent. She is also the worst role model for our American daughters since the Octomom. As the campaign season opens full throttle, Ann Romney is On Our Radar.

News

Gay Mormon Gets Excommunicated, Loses Family, Takes His Own Life

by David Badash ● 6:27 PM September 23, 2011

Bryan Egnew, a 40-year old gay Mormon, who had a wife and five children lost his family, his place in his church, and ultimately his life after being excommunicated.

HRC Almost Gets It Right – Mormon Church Still Doesn’t Get It

by David Badash ● 3:40 PM November 19, 2010
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Earlier this week, in “HRC Wrongly States Mormon Church Says Same-Sex Attraction is “Normal”,” I wrote, “Nowhere in the Mormon Handbook does it state that “homosexuality is normal.” This is a dangerous misstep by HRC, and appears to be more of a marketing move than anything else…” I also wrote in that piece that I [...]

Bigotry Watch

For Gays, A Kinder, Gentler Mormon Church?

by David Badash ● 3:35 PM November 16, 2010
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Gays have always had an issue with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better-known as “The Mormon Church.” Best-known in the gay community as major funders of Proposition 8, which removed from California’s same-sex couples the right to marry, the Mormon Church has been accused of many things, including having had arrested a [...]

News

Young Gay Mormon Suicide After Fight With Mormon Parents

by David Badash ● 9:23 PM November 5, 2010

We’ve spent a great deal of time over the past few months here highlighting gay teen suicides, but tonight we’re sharing with you the suicide of a young gay Mormon man, Colt David Hansen, who was twenty-eight. Eric Ethington, who runs the excellent LGBT site, Pride In Utah, writes, “According to friends, Colt had a [...]