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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:27 PM

Mormon sex therapist has been expelled from the LDS Church

Washington Post

A sex therapist who publicly challenged her church’s teachings on sexuality has been expelled as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to a letter she received Wednesday.

Natasha Helfer, 49, who has been a national face for mental health advocacy among Mormons and attracted an audience especially among more progressive Mormons and ex-Mormons for her frankness around sex, came under fire from her church’s leadership in recent months.

Helfer believes that the church has targeted the mental health profession, while the LDS Church maintains that she was expelled because of her public opposition to the church.

“It was so ridiculous. I was treated like I was at a club with a bouncer in it,” Helfer said when they didn’t let her into the council with her phone. “I did not plead or beg.”

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Reply Mormon sex therapist has been expelled from the LDS Church (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2021 OP
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:33 PM

1. Where Mormons differ from other churches is they assign a missionary to the "ex'd" to ...

... bring them back into the church.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:38 PM

2. Why any rational, thinking person should have nothing to

do with organized religions. LDS is essentially a cult, but almost all of them are very cult-like. Basically, each and every religion says, "We know the truth. Just go along with us and don't ever question anything or think for yourself."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:42 PM

3. get thee as far as you....

can from those bunch of freaks...church?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:52 PM

4. She must've forgotten their policy on sex:

Bring'em Young.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:57 PM

5. it's her lucky day nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:06 PM

6. She must have recommended the wearing of neckties

during the missionary position!

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