Michael Barker

MICHAEL BARKER {[email protected]} works in orthopedic surgery as a Physician Assistant and lives with his wife and two daughters in beautiful Southern Oregon. He is a competitive mountain biker and is a lover of bow ties and non-white dress shirts. He and his two brothers are the proprietors of the Rational Faiths blog.

The LGBTQ Mormon Crisis: Responding to the Empirical Research on Suicide

Articles/Essays – Volume 49, No. 2

Dialogue 49.2 (Summer 2016): 1–24
The November 2015 LDS handbook policy change that identified mem- bers who participate in same-sex marriages as “apostates” and forbade children in their households from receiving baby blessings or baptisms sparked ongoing attention to the topic of LGBTQ Mormon well-being, mental health, and suicides.

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