In Which a 12-Year-Old Girl Came Out as Gay in Mormon Testimony Meeting

In Which a 12-Year-Old Girl Came Out as Gay in Mormon Testimony Meeting

In June 2017 a 12-year-old Mormon girl delivered a prepared speech in “Fast and Testimony Meeting” at her Mormon ward (congregation) about being gay and not finding a place in the Church. The incident went viral, and of course was publicized from different angles, most not even trying to understand what might be amiss about such a situation. This article will explain for non-members the awkwardness of the event.

Mormon Answers: Who Are We?

Current debate concerning abortion wonders whether we have an identity at conception, at first heartbeat, or at birth.  Many wonder whether religion has any place in human decision-making.  People are questioning if “morality” should be a relative term directed by...
Mormon Doctrine: Can Murder Be Forgiven?

Mormon Doctrine: Can Murder Be Forgiven?

There is much about the sin of murder in the scriptures.  Beginning in Genesis, with the murder of innocent Abel by his brother Cain, we see this most grievous sin.   Mormons believe there is only one sin more serious than murder, and that is “the sin against the Holy...
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