SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sex therapist in Utah who has publicly challenged her faith’s policies on sexuality has been kicked out of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Natasha Helfer received a letter from a church official, explaining the reasons for her removal from the Salt Lake City-based church.
Helfer has been outspoken on sexual issues and supports same-sex marriage.
She counsels that masturbation is not a sin and says pornography should not be treated as an addiction.
Helfer was disciplined by church leaders in Kansas, where she lived before moving to Utah in 2019.