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A Conversation with Tom Christofferson

Kelsie Moore / KUER
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.

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