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Can You Be Both Mormon and Gay?

posted on June 15, 2012

At Slate, Max Perry Mueller, associate editor here at Religion and Politics, writes about Josh Weed, a married Mormon with three daughters, who recently announced he is gay. Weed states he is “very happily married to a woman” and “a devout and believing Mormon.” Mueller writes, “Until recently, many Mormons probably would have rejected the notion that you can define yourself as gay and still be a truly devout and fully committed member of the LDS Church.” But the church’s acceptance of Weed’s announcement signifies that, “if only in small ways, a religion notorious for its role in the fight against gay rights seems to be ‘evolving.’” 

Read at Slate