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HBO Explores What it’s Like to Be LGBT and Mormon

IMHO, friends don’t friends go to church.
A schism is riling America’s conservative Christian denominations: The young and the old cannot agree on same-sex marriage. The disagreement is particularly apparent in the Mormon church. Although the church has softened its rhetoric opposing same-sex marriage since its support a decade ago for California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage, a majority of Mormons still oppose same-sex marriage.
But younger Mormons, according to a Public Religion Research Institute poll last year, are generally more amenable to the idea of same-sex marriage. And some young Mormons and their families are choosing to leave the church over the issue.
VICE News Tonight on HBO correspondent Nigel Duara explores what it’s like to be gay and Mormon, meeting the families and individuals affected by the church’s stance on LGBT issues and those who are forging their own paths away from the Mormon faith.