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Faith & Fury With ABC4's Andrew Reeser
33 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
Ep. 10 - God, Guns & Fear
As a survivor of gun violence, the Right Rev. Scott B. Hayashi of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah has been on the front lines of the fight to stop it across America. How he hopes to cure what he calls a growing "sickness" in this country of fear and violence.
29 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
Reasons to Rise
Ian Calk is a musician and active Latter-day Saint and ally for the LGBTQ community. Calk helped found the group RISE, which supports LGBTQ members of the church in the southeast. Calk says he's lived the questions of his own faith by learning more about the hurdles he says LGBTQ Latter-day Saints jump through to remain involved in the church.
28 minutes | May 14, 2019
'The Next Mormons'
Latter-day Saint researcher Dr. Jana Reiss discusses her book 'The Next Mormons,' which delves into why more millennials are disaffiliating from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than previous generations. NOTE: This episode was recorded before the AP Styleguide updated its guidelines on the name of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (The terms 'LDS' and 'Mormon' are used throughout this podcast).
45 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
Jan Broberg is the subject of the explosive documentary "Abducted in Plain Sight." She talks about the grooming process that occurred before she was abducted and raped multiple times by family friend, neighbor and fellow church member Robert Berchtold. Her story, she says, is a warning that predators can take years grooming an entire family - to get to one child.
33 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
He is gay, she's not. Together, Jeff and Sarah Case have chosen to remain active and faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - and to stay married, despite unique challenges facing them. NOTE: This episode was recorded before the controversial policy barring children of same-sex couples was reversed in April of this year. Still, the church considers same-sex marriage a "serious transgression."
25 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
Religion & Politics
Salt Lake Tribune columnist, attorney and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Michelle Quist discusses the sometimes heated intersection of religion and politics in Utah, and why she says the two can co-exist. Note: This episode was recorded before a recent church policy reversal regarding LGBTQ individuals and before certain legislative items concerning medical marijuana, LGBTQ individuals and other issues were debated.
21 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
In the Boat Together
An icon of civil rights activism living in Salt Lake City, Rev. France Davis leads his predominantly minority congregation at Calvary Baptist Church with the care of a true shepherd, but he says the problem of institutionalized racism is still very prevalent - even in Utah.
20 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
Charlie Bird held two secret identities as a student at Brigham Young University as the school's popular mascot 'Cosmo' and as a gay man. He's now opening up about being closeted while a student at BYU, a religious university in Utah, and why he hopes the love his fans have for him as 'Cosmo' will continue as he strives to live authentically.
29 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
'I was victim of gay conversion therapy'
Arturo Fuentes, 34, recounts how a bishop recommended he seek out therapy to change his sexual orientation after realizing he was gay as a teenager. Today, state lawmakers are working to outlaw conversion therapy in Utah.
28 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
Recording artist Mindy Gledhill opens up about her journey away from her Latter-day Saint faith. The lessons she’s learned are chronicled in her album “Rabbit Hole.”
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