Terry Gildea http://wvasfm.org en Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons http://wvasfm.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 50511 at http://wvasfm.org Podcaster Risks Excommunication For Defending Gay Mormons Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid http://wvasfm.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 22:24:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 32295 at http://wvasfm.org Twice Rejected, LGBT Group Won't Give Up On Boy Scout Bid Sundance Subsidy Stirs Conservative Pushback http://wvasfm.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 21696 at http://wvasfm.org Sundance Subsidy Stirs Conservative Pushback Utah House Candidates Both Have The 'Right Strategy' http://wvasfm.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 15900 at http://wvasfm.org Utah House Candidates Both Have The 'Right Strategy' GOP Hopes House Hopeful Will 'Change Impressions' http://wvasfm.org/post/gop-hopes-house-hopeful-will-change-impressions A Utah congressional hopeful will take the stage Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.<p>Mia Love is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, a small Utah community, but her energy and personal story have Republicans believing she's a winner. If elected, she'd become the first black female Republican in Congress.<p>Perhaps Love's unofficial audition for a speaking slot in Tampa started when she took the stage at the Utah state GOP convention in April.<p>"You can work hard. You can save, you can improve your life and the lives of your children," she said. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:30:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 14079 at http://wvasfm.org GOP Hopes House Hopeful Will 'Change Impressions' Locals Watch As Romney Donors Flood Park City http://wvasfm.org/post/locals-watch-romney-donors-flood-park-city Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Park City, Utah was awash this past weekend with the GOP elite. They assembled at the exclusive Deer Valley Resort to learn about the campaign's plans for a Republican win in November from the man himself, Mitt Romney. The Romney Victory Leadership Retreat included high dollar donors and big-name speakers like Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice and John McCain, plus several potential running mates for the presumed nominee. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:13:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 10361 at http://wvasfm.org Sen. Hatch Faces 'Youth Movement' In Utah Primary http://wvasfm.org/post/sen-hatch-faces-youth-movement-utah-primary The Tea Party revolution swept through Utah in 2010, when conservative favorite Mike Lee <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/senate/utah-sen-bob-bennett-loses.html" target="_blank">ousted</a> three-term Republican Sen. Bob Bennett at the state party convention.<p>Perhaps the person watching the upset closest that day was Utah's longest-serving senator, Orrin Hatch. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Terry Gildea 10326 at http://wvasfm.org Sen. Hatch Faces 'Youth Movement' In Utah Primary