Terry Gildea http://wmuk.org en Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons http://wmuk.org/post/podcaster-risks-excommunication-defending-gay-mormons Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are cracking down on members who openly dispute the doctrine of the faith. Earlier this week, a Mormon feminist was excommunicated for pursing membership in the all-male priesthood of the church. Now another member, John Dehlin, is facing the same fate — for questioning scripture and speaking out on behalf of gay Mormons.<p>Dehlin records a new episode of <a href="http://mormonstories.org/john-dehlin/">his podcast, Mormon Stories, </a>every week from his home office in North Logan, Utah. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 15395 at http://wmuk.org Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid http://wmuk.org/post/twice-rejected-lgbt-group-wont-give-boy-scout-bid Seventh-grader Senicka Arciaga-Spears wants to be a Boy Scout. Over a homemade Sunday evening dinner, he tells his two moms, Eliza and Kelly, that he wants to learn survival skills — including fishing and "dangerous hiking."<p>Eliza would like her son to join the Scouts, too. "They teach discipline and obedience and respect and self-sufficiency. I want that for him," she says. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 7506 at http://wmuk.org Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid Sundance Subsidy Stirs Conservative Pushback http://wmuk.org/post/sundance-subsidy-stirs-conservative-pushback A disagreement between supporters of the <a href="http://www.sundance.org/festival/" target="_blank">Sundance Film Festival</a> and a conservative think tank in Utah is raising questions about whether tax dollars should support the arts. The Sutherland Institute says some films screened at Sundance do not reflect Utah values.<p>The controversy began with a <a href="http://sutherlandinstitute.org/news/2013/01/11/complex-sundance-film/" target="_blank">blog post</a> on the Sutherland Institute's website. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:56:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 1562 at http://wmuk.org Sundance Subsidy Stirs Conservative Pushback