Episode 43

Apologists Claim Patriarchal Blessing "Cures" Trans Young Adult with LGBTQ Advocate Melisa Mon

Can a patriarchal blessing give guidance on issues of gender? In this episode of Mormonish, cohosts Rebecca and Landon are joined by one of our favorite guests, LGBTQ advocate, Melisa Mons, as we discuss a presentation that was given last year at the FAIR Conference. Although the presentation was given a year ago, it was rereleased recently to advertise the upcoming FAIR Conference 2023. The presentation, titled, "Teaching and Communicating the Doctrine of the Family to the Rising Generation" was given by presenter, Carol Rice, and included a story about a trans young adult who received a patriarchal blessing which changed this individual's identity to be more in line with an "eternal self." We had some pretty strong feelings about this story and thought a discussion was definitely warranted. We'd love to know what our viewers and listeners thought of the story, we truly value your perspectives and insights.

Fair Mormon Conference 2022: https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=2520&v=eZX4Kr28f1U&feature=youtu.be

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!