Circling the Wagons

Religion
3:59 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

LGBT Mormon Conference Brings Controversy but also Unity

Gay Morman Josh Weed says he is happily married to his wife, but says other should choose their own path and should not be pressured to change.

Circling the Wagons held its 2nd annual conference over the weekend for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Mormons in Salt Lake City.  The event is intended to be a supportive place for LGBT Mormons and their families, but some were offended by some of the invited speakers, and chose not to attend.

The controversy centered around speaker Josh Weed, a family therapist from Seattle.  He’s an out gay man, and devout Mormon, who says he is happily married to his wife.   Circling the Wagons organizer Anne Peffer said she knew inviting Weed to speak would upset some. 

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