Topics :: Mormons

No Decision on Mormon Gay-Rights Advocate Case

By Brady McCombs | Monday Jun 30, 2014
A Mormon man well-known for advocating for gay rights and questioning some church policies said no immediate decision was made Sunday by a Utah church leader considering whether he’ll be excommunicated.

Experts: Mormon Excommunication ’Warns Everybody’

By Brady McCombs & Michelle L. Price | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
The decision by the Mormon church to excommunicate the founder of a prominent women’s group marks a stern statement at a time when the church is under pressure to recognize gay rights and allow women into the priesthood.

Salt Lake City Council Says LGBT Group Deserves Spot in Parade

Saturday May 31, 2014
The Salt Lake City Council is decrying the rejection of a Mormon LGBT group’s proposed float in Utah’s most popular parade, but it won’t pull out of the event.

LGBT Group Won’t Appear in Days of ’47 Parade

Wednesday May 7, 2014
Organizers of Utah’s biggest parade have turned down a float proposal from a Mormon faith-related LGBT group, citing too much potential for controversy.

Neon Trees Singer is One of Few Gay Celeb Mormons

By Mesfin Fekadu | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced last month that he’s gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons.

Gay? Mormon? Affirmation Can Help

By Christiana Lilly | Sunday Apr 20, 2014
As a junior at Brigham Young University, John Gustav-Wrathall was struggling with his sexuality, he was suicidal, and devastated over the idea of leaving behind the Mormon church that had been his entire life.

Atheist National Conference Aims at Mormon Church

By Annie Knox | Friday Apr 18, 2014
Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

Mormon Leader Outlines Opposition To Gay Marriage

By Brady McCombs | Saturday Apr 5, 2014
A Mormon leader is reiterating the church’s opposition to gay marriage. Neil L. Andersen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve that changing definitions of marriage by governments doesn’t change the Lord’s guidance.

Latter Day Stupidity: Mormon Granny Says ’Frozen’ Promotes the ’Gay Agenda’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 20, 2014
An ultra conservative Mormon grandmother blogger has set her sights on Disney’s 3D animated film "Frozen," saying this week that the critically acclaimed and commercially successful kid’s flick has a "gay agenda to normalize homosexuality."

Mormon Church to Weigh in on Gay Marriage Ban

By Brady McCombs | Monday Feb 10, 2014
The Mormon church and a coalition of religious organizations plan to file an argument to a federal appeals court explaining why they believe Utah’s same-sex marriage ban should stand.