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Mormon LGBTQ Policy 2.0

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The LDS Church has reversed its policy that called same-sex marriage an apostasy and denied baptism to children in LGBTQ families. Friday, we’re talking about the changes and what they mean.

RadioWest divider.

Thursday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shocked a lot of people by reversing its November 2015 policy that said same-sex marriage was an apostasy and that children living with an LGBTQ parent couldn’t be baptized. And though it still considers homosexuality a sin, the Church says this week’s announcement is about increasing “respect and understanding among all people.” Friday, we’re talking about the changes and what they mean for the Church and LGBTQ members.


  • Lee Hale reports on religion, and is working on a podcast for KUER.
  • Gregory Prince is an independent historian and the author of a new book called Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended Consequences [Indie bookstores|Amazon]
  • Troy Williams is Executive Director of Equality Utah.


LDS Church Rolls Back Controversial Policy Toward LGBT Members The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday the rollback of a 2015 policy which restricted baptism of children of gay couples and called them apostates. Now, children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may be baptized.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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