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Mormon therapist apologizes for homophobic past after ‘painful’ education from gay sons

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Latter Gay Stories, a podcast dealing with LGBTQ issues and the Mormon Church, Bergin, 85, revealed that two of sons are gay, as well as one of his grandchildren.As such, he had endured a “painful and enlightening” education on the gay experience, which has transformed how he views homosexuality.Bergin’s family responded to the release of “On the Record,” a project created by Latter Gay Stories to document the church’s various stances and doctrines on LGBTQ issues.During his time with both the church and the Mormon-affiliated Brigham Young University, Bergin was “often quoted by Church leaders as an authority on homosexuality within Mormonism,” Latter Gay Stories noted.“Bergin’s research was used to promote LDS teachings that homosexuality..

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