Category: Blog

BEET SALAD, SAME-SEX PARENTING, and FEAR of the UNKNOWN

Today I am going to spend the day with my grandmother. I am bringing a beet salad, a new family history find, and a list of historical buildings near her home. We will eat lunch, talk about family history, and maybe take some pictures of the homes in her neighborhood that have figured in early…
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Letter: LDS Church Doesn’t Tout its Gay Outreach

Oct 8, 2014 Did you know you can click a link to the LDS Church site about Mormons and gays(Mormonsandgays.org) from the LDS.org website? No? Neither does anyone else. I waited in vain for some mention of the website during the last four general conferences. At Mormons Building Bridges, we often tell our members to speak up about the relatively new…
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Out of the Darkness Community Walk

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 : 11:00AM SUGARHOUSE PARK, SALT LAKE CITY MBB is thrilled to be partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at their Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Let’s collectively make a powerful statement that we, as Mormons, no matter where we live, will not turn a blind eye toward suicide. …
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Sit With Me Sunday and Affirmation–Tabernacle Choir Event

Mormons Building Bridges will be attending the Music and the Spoken Word Broadcast in conjunction with the International Affirmation LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends Conference in the LDS Church Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014. LINK

Robin Williams’ Death, Suicide Contagion and Acceptance

Robin Williams’ death by suicide has been a shock to many and our world community is processing the death through Facebook and Twitter feeds. Suicide contagion is real. Those who are vulnerable to death by suicide may be having an especially difficult time due to the publicity Williams’ death is receiving. Mormons Building Bridges would…
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The Most “Liked” Post Ever on MBB

Colby Goddard August 3 at 7:34pm · Washington, UT I bore my testimony at church today. I came out to my ward. It was a great experience. I’ve been wanting the courage to do this for the last 4 months. It surprised me how scary the actual thought of doing it, held me back all…
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Balancing personal conviction and compassion for same-sex couples

The follow Op-Ed written by Erika Munson appeared in the Deseret News on July 27, 2014. “As the issue of same-sex marriage makes its way through the federal courts, its opponents face a dilemma: If you believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, what should your attitude be toward same-sex couples…
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Sunday Supplement: Love Beyond Comprehension

Sunday Supplement blog posts are issued each Sunday as a supplement to the messages heard in our congregations and homes, with emphasis given to how the scriptures and counsel from church leaders can help us to reach out with love, empathy, and compassion to our LGBTQI/SSA sisters and brothers.  A simple reminder…

A Circle of Empathy: How to Build Bridges Between Progressive and Conservative Mormons

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, AT 11:00 AM Members of the Mormons Building Bridges steering committee will be presenting a workshop entitled “A Circle of Empathy: How to Build Bridges Between Conservative and Progressive Mormons” at the 2014 Sunstone Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the University of Utah Olpin Student Union Building. See: Symposium Registration The path of a…
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Onward, Ever Onward

The Mormons Building Bridges Steering Committee would like to thank everyone for the spirit of love and acceptance, and the commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ that has pervaded this group from the beginning. We will continue to do the work of making our homes and congregations safe and welcoming for our LGBTQ/SSA brothers…
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