542-543: Gina Colvin – KiwiMormon and Fearless/Faithful Mormon Heretic
May 22, 2015
Dr. Gina Colvin is an essential progressive Mormon voice in 2015 for many reasons:
She is a “multi-generation life long Mormon” with a multi-racial/international perspective on Mormonism. Specifically, she is a New Zealander of Māori, English, Irish, Welsh, German and French descent.
While retaining her activity in the LDS Church, she is an unflinching supporter of “Mormon heresy,” and openly expresses doubt and/or disbelief regarding various orthodox LDS teachings including the idea of an anthropomorphic God, the LDS Church as the “One True Church,” exclusive LDS priesthood authority, and the historicity of the Book of Mormon and the Book of Abraham.
She also has an incredibly fascinating story, which includes an adolescence of considerable trouble-making, a scandalous early divorce from her own bishop/husband, and several other stories of general delight and intrigue.
This is Gina’s story. I am certain that you will enjoy it immensely.