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Utah Sex Therapist Officially Excommunicated From Latter-Day Saint Church

After attending a membership council in Kansas, Utah sex therapist Natasha Helfer was notifed she’s been excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints due to her statements that contradict the church’s teachings. Helfer posted a letter from the church on her Facebook page that explained her church membership records were officially removed. The letter said the council decided to withdraw her church membership “in response to conduct contrary to the law and order of the church.”


Helfer was excommunicated due to concern of her publicly expressed views on pornography, masturbation and same-sex marriage that go against the church’s teachings.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!