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A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and culture.

A Conversation with Tom Christofferson

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Tom Christofferson

Years ago, Tom Christofferson asked to be excommunicated from the LDS Church. He says he couldn’t figure out how to be Mormon and gay, so, he aimed at being happy and gay. And he was. He had a man he loved, and his family - including Mormon apostle D. Todd Christofferson - made them both welcome. But he still wasn’t fulfilled. So Tom Christofferson left his partner and returned to his church. He’s written a memoir and joins us Tuesday to talk about reconciling his sexuality with his faith.

Tom Christofferson is the author of That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon's Perspective on Faith and Family.

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. Tom Christofferson will join his former ecclesiastical leaders Bruce Larson and Dave Checketts for Becoming One: A Panel Discussion on LGBT Inclusion in the LDS Church. The event is sold-out, but Deseret Book will stream it live via Facebook.

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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