One of the more difficult doctrines to defend is that of the family. I sat down with Tristan Mourier, an outspoken, punchy BYU graduate who made local headlines when he read the Family Proclamation aloud in response to a protest. Tristan talks about how his BYU experience was with respect to his fear of defending the Family Proclamation and how he learned to defend this particular doctrine. This interview is very raw and real. It was interesting to hear the perspective of someone who defends the faith on a practical level. Listen all the way through to hear how Tristan balances his criticism of ideas that run contrary to the Proclamation with compassion. Opinions in this interview do not necessarily represent the opinion of FairMormon or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tristan Mourier is a BYU graduate who strives to defend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hanna Seariac is a MA student in Greek and Latin at Brigham Young University. She is writing a book on the history of the priesthood and another one that responds systematically to anti-LDS literature. She works as a research assistant on a biblical commentary and as a producer on a news show. She values Jesus Christ, family, friends, hiking, baking, and really good ice cream.