Terry Gildea http://aspenpublicradio.org en Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons http://aspenpublicradio.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 20723 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons Judge Denies Stay Of Utah Same-Sex Marriages, Unions Continue http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/judge-denies-stay-utah-same-sex-marriages-unions-continue Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>Marriages for gay couples will continue in Utah for the time being. A federal judge has denied a request to stay his own decision, a ruling he handed down last week. The judge ruled on Friday that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. From member station KUER in Salt Lake City, Terry Gildea reports.<p>TERRY GILDEA, BYLINE: At the Salt Lake County Clerk's office on Monday morning, Nathan Tanner and Jon Ayre exchanged vows.<p>UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I know pronounce you married. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:44:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 12012 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid http://aspenpublicradio.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 22:37:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 5345 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid