Missionaries

Adam and Sunny Smart

When personal beliefs on LGBTQ issues and sustaining leaders clash: A missionary’s story

December 16, 2019 |

Adam’s stake president recommended him for his mission and Salt Lake issued the call with their blessing, fully knowing Adam’s privately held views supporting same-sex marriage and LGBTQ rights. After two months, Adam returned home from his mission over an ideological clash between his mission president who didn’t feel him worthy of a temple recommend because of these views, and his hometown stake president who did.