Event: Salt Lake Symposium 2016

William Bickerton V Brigham Young The Case Against Polygamy

Sometime in late 1851 or early 1852, Brigham Young decided to publicly endorse plural marriage. While attending a church meeting in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, William Bickerton, a dedicated Mormon elder, heard the shocking news. He arose from his seat and declared, “If the approval of God were to come to [me] by accepting the doctrine …

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Sex Porn Addiction Model Consistently Fails Lds Members

The “Sex/Porn Addiction” Model, developed in the 1980’s, has promoted therapy and treatment services that are based in arbitrary, moralistic and sex-negative messaging and that do not stand up to academic, evidence-based scrutiny. Proponents claim that individuals become addicted to sexual pleasure or to watching pornography in the same way someone may become chemically dependent …

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Mama Dragon Story Project

A message of unconditional love is the cause the Mama Dragons fight for. They seek to protect and defend their LGBT+ children against the onslaught of dogma inflicted by both religion and society. The Mama Dragons are predominantly Mormon or have a Mormon background, but the group does not limit itself to members of a …

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Why We Stay

This perennially well-received session features the stories of those who have chosen to remain active, dedicated Latter-day Saints even in the face of challenges to traditional faith. Dan Wotherspoon, Sydnie Cazier Olsen, Bill Reel, Eric Samuelsen, Jerri A. Harwell

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