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Dissident Daughters: 006: LGBTQ rights and the Mormon Church

The church has fought against LGBTQ rights for at least the last 30 years.  Getting involved in legislation in many states and at the federal level to make sure that they can continue to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.  They were successful in many of those fights, at least for a short time.  But as time goes on we see that they continue to lose, to backtrack and to realize that this is a battle they will never win. We believe that either they fully embrace same sex marriage and allow it in their temples or the church will become obsolete in the next 15 years. I guess we’ll see.


4 thoughts on “Dissident Daughters: 006: LGBTQ rights and the Mormon Church”

  1. Wow, at least the first 15 minutes were entirely directed to me, thank you. I feel honored. Please forgive me, I’m programmed to defend the church even when it’s wrong.

    That said, It’s nice to still go to church even when you don’t fully believe because you can contrast with how you used to believe and focus on the positive things that church still offers.

    LGBT stuff will come around to haunt the church, it will take at least another 20 years until we can have some sort of equivalent 1978 revelation that can honor their lifestyle. until then we are missing out by not supporting them.

  2. I like your insight on the LGBTQ stuff, you might be right about the 20 years. Thanks for being someone who can go to church and try to make it safer for everyone. And thanks for listening to our podcast!

  3. So much of your podcast and stories completely resonated with my experience. From wearing my little rainbow ribbon to church in the hope that I could show support to anyone who needed it at church, to spending a lot of time at church in tears when hurtful words were spoken. Our last Sunday was the Sunday before the policy of exclusion was exposed. Once that occurred we did not go back. It was just too painful. I appreciate your podcasts. Thank you for taking the time and energy to put them together.

    1. Wow, it’s so important for us to share our stories. It feels so validating to hear that others have experienced similar things. We aren’t crazy! 🙂 Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it.

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