News > News

Elizabeth Smart's father announces in emotional letter that he is gay, divorcing his wife

9 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart , posted a letter on Facebook Thursday that held some stunning revelations: He's gay, divorcing Elizabeth's mother, and “doesn't see a place for himself in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” per the Deseret News .
Smart explained that he had “come to a change in my beliefs. It is because of this change, that I can finally acknowledge and accept my orientation. Had I not had a change in my beliefs, I would have likely remained closeted the rest of my life.”
He calls wife Lois “a loyal wife and extraordinary mother” and...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   News  


Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

U.S. officials say a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft. Read more ...

Facebook will start labeling pages and posts from state-controlled media

Facebook will start labeling pages and posts from state-controlled media

Facebook will start labeling the pages, posts and advertisements of state-controlled media outlets. Read more ...

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

WASHINGTON - Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, a sign that the... Read more ...

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

The former president held a virtual town hall event with young people to discuss policing and the civil unrest that has followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Read more ...

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from parties at Lake of Ozarks

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from parties at Lake of Ozarks

Camden County Health Department reported Friday that a person from Boone County who had attended the parties tested positive for the virus. Read more ...

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's...

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's what's happened to it

In March, Congress authorized trillions of dollars in spending to help address the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic - much of it aimed at getting cash into... Read more ...

New suspect identified in disappearance of Madeleine McCann

New suspect identified in disappearance of Madeleine McCann

British and German authorities are investigating a new suspect in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann, who went missing 13 years ago. Read more ...

Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racial slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after killing him with... Read more ...

General Lee statue to be removed from Virginia's capital, Richmond

General Lee statue to be removed from Virginia's capital, Richmond

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced the removal an iconic statue of General Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue in the state's capital, Richmond, which has been... Read more ...

Hundreds Expected At Memorial For George Floyd After Days Of Nationwide Protests

Hundreds Expected At Memorial For George Floyd After Days Of Nationwide Protests

The Rev. Al Sharpton will give the eulogy at Thursday's memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd, 46, died in police custody on May 25. (Image credit: Kerem Yucel/AFP... Read more ...