The On Being Project

Erika Munson
Erika Munson

is a lifelong Mormon and the co-founder of Mormons Building Bridges, a community dedicated to making Latter-day Saint homes, congregations, and communities safe and welcoming for LGBTQ people.  She also teaches high school English in Sandy, Utah.

 

The Challenge of Not Choosing Sides

A young, gay Mormon’s testimony sparked a rift in her community — but, Erika Munson wonders, must we give in to the instinct to take sides? On lingering in the complex questions with a spirit of compassion that has room for our differences.

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The Challenge of Not Choosing Sides

Nothing Sacred: Satire Comes to Salt Lake City

“The Book of Mormon” made its way to the heart of LDS country, Salt Lake City. Using parody and sarcasm to challenge people and power structures can be a noble one. A practicing Mormon willingly goes to see a well-known musical which ridicules her faith — and emerges unashamed.

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Nothing Sacred: Satire Comes to Salt Lake City