POST: Duty Bound to Reject It!

Wheat & Tares welcomes guest poster Bill Reel once more for a discussion on the recent policy changes. The recent policy change on Same Sex couples has opened so many new questions, ramifications and doctrinal contradictions that in spite of our being burned out and numb by all this, it needs be revisited.  I hope to […]

199: Are There Homosexuals in Heaven

Today I wrestle with the recent commentary of Elder Bednar on Homosexuality. I am sorry if I am too harsh or if my criticisms are unfair. I welcome anyone in Church authority to sit down with me and others and work through the data and questions that are out there that no one in leadership […]

196: The Biology of Homosexuality

Today I sit down with Daniel Parkinson MD to discuss the biology of Homosexuality.  Daniel is a psychiatrist and is well informed on the biological research on homosexuality.  Today we talk about what happens during the development of the fetus that leads to atypical results.  We also visit the outward biological signs that show us […]

190: Further Light And Knowledge

Many see no hope.  Many feel we have theologically painted ourselves into a corner.  Many see no way to press on.  Today I show we are not that lost to the hope of redemption.  We are not beyond the reach of the reach of the Grace of God.  Today I show how it can still […]

176: Reflections: Tyler Daniel

  Our first in a series of Reflections of Latter-Day Saints who are struggling at present with the Church.  We have started this series after the policy change affecting those in a Same Sex Marriage and their children.  Today is Tyler Daniel.  If you wish to have your voice heard email me at reelmormon@gmail.com or […]

161: D Michael Quinn: Special Witness

Today I sit down with Mormon Historian, D. Michael Quinn.  We talk about his excommunication, his still powerful belief in the Mormonism and the Restoration.  He explains his literal belief in Gold Plates, an angel Moroni, and in Joseph Smith as a actual prophet.  We also hit on Revelatory Walking Sticks, Magic in the Mormon World, […]

156: Why the pain must stop

Today I want to talk about why I take the stance I do on the LGBT issue.  Why do I insist on a “Leading With Faith” effort to dissent with Church stances and cultural values?  Why can’t I just let this issue go and move on?  Today I explain and as often is the case […]

149: When We Get It Wrong

Today we talk about when we get it wrong!  Can we speak out when we get it wrong or is criticism of any kind uncalled for.   What if what a leader says does unreconcilable, irrevocable, unrepairable damage?  What if young people are living alone in tents in the winter and some who becoming so depressed […]

147: The Truth About Marriage

We tackle a article from Meridian Magazine How Will Children Know the Truth About Marriage If We Don’t Teach Them? By Wendy Asay · May 10, 2015 http://ldsmag.com/how-will-children-know-the-truth-about-marriage-if-we-dont-teach-them/ she syas this – “We can help our youth discern the truth regarding those claims by giving them solid information and reasoned arguments from secular as well as […]

124: Faithfully Courageously Mormon

Today I sit down with Mark (Not his real name as it has been changed to protect his identity).  He is a young man who is getting ready to go on his mission shortly.  He also happens to be gay.  He tells his story.  When he knew, Coming out to Family, and how they have […]

114: Kevin Kloosterman: Mormon LGBT ally

Today with sit down my dear friend Kevin Kloosterman.  Among his years in the Church, Kevin has served as a seminary teacher and Bishop.  He life took a unique path when his eyes were opened to the treatment that gays receive both in and out of the Church.  With a fresh look regarding a nuanced […]

104: Wendy Montgomery: Charity towards all

Today we sit down with Wendy Montgomery who tells the story of her son Jordan, who came out as Gay in 2012 as a young teenager.  She talks about her experience in the Church, how she hold out hope and leads with faith.  It is an inspiring story of how to handle big challenges and […]