Terry Gildea http://publicradioeast.org en Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons http://publicradioeast.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 21:22:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 45081 at http://publicradioeast.org Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons U.S. Government Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriage In Utah http://publicradioeast.org/post/us-government-will-recognize-same-sex-marriage-utah Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The Department of Justice said today it will recognize more than a thousand same-sex marriages that took place in Utah recently. The announcement comes despite the state's questions about their validity. Utah is appealing an earlier court ruling that allowed the unions. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:09:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 31747 at http://publicradioeast.org High Court Stops Gay Marriages In Utah http://publicradioeast.org/post/high-court-stops-gay-marriages-utah Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>After being legal for less than three weeks, same-sex marriages in Utah have come to a halt. The U.S. Supreme Court has granted Utah's request to stay a lower court's decision in favor of those marriages, and for the moment, they have stopped. More than 900 gay and lesbian couples got married in the brief time it was legal to do so. Now, they're not sure if the state is bound to recognize those unions. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:59:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 31435 at http://publicradioeast.org Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid http://publicradioeast.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 22:45:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 19990 at http://publicradioeast.org Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid Sundance Subsidy Stirs Conservative Pushback http://publicradioeast.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 5510 at http://publicradioeast.org Sundance Subsidy Stirs Conservative Pushback Utah House Candidates Both Have The 'Right Strategy' http://publicradioeast.org/post/utah-house-candidates-both-have-right-strategy In Utah, the state's lone Democratic congressman is in a tough battle for a seventh term. Jim Matheson's opponent, Mia Love, has the support of national GOP superstars and, if elected, would become the first black Republican woman in Congress.<p>In a state where only about 25 percent of residents vote as Democrats, Matheson has successfully gotten enough Republicans to vote for him and keep him in office for the past 12 years. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 09:56:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 2540 at http://publicradioeast.org Utah House Candidates Both Have The 'Right Strategy'