197: Major Changes to the LDS General Handbook of Instructions – 2020 Edition Pt. 2

From Mormon Stories, this is Part 2 of our review of the recently announced changes to the LDS Church’s General Handbook of Instructions. Major changes include:

  • Major changes to the church’s Disciplinary Council and Exommunication processes. 
  • Major changes for LGBTQ Mormons, and specifically for Transgender Mormons. 
  • Some minor changes for women/feminists.
  • Other changes to general policy.

Tonight our panel includes Natasha Helfer Parker, Gina Colvin, Anthony D. Miller, Kyle Ashworth, Samantha Taylor, and Jana Johnson Spangler.

For a comprehensive over of changes, see here:


Part 1 can be found here:


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Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info and creates the sex educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.

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