BYU marriage & family class taught by Mormon with same-sex attraction

Ty Mansfield, a gay Mormon who co-wrote a book about same-sex attraction and has since married a woman, taught a religion course this summer at Brigham Young University.

He may have been the first openly gay instructor hired to teach at the private university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but school officials said Friday they could not verify that.

Mansfield was hired as an adjunct, or temporary, professor to teach two religion classes, which means he is not part of the faculty, said BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins. She said she was unsure whether he might return next summer to teach the course, called LDS Marriage and Family.

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