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(It’s considered tremendous progress that gay members are welcome—but only if they remain celibate, abstaining from all same-sex behavior.) Schwimmer, 28, called—while naked in a bathtub—on Skype from Vancouver, where he’s filming a new movie and trying to keep up with the response to a recent confessional video interviews he created with Mormon Stories, a group that expands the faith’s tradition of “giving testimony” to include voices of dissent that are questioning church doctrine. I’ve experienced love in non-sexual gay relationships, prior to leaving the church, and love is wonderful.
Here, he opens up about the reaction to that interview from “the ‘outside’ world,” what he thinks of Mitt Romney, and reveals the Mormon church’s little-known policy change that finally broke his faith. Benji Schwimmer: I was a true blue, believing, serving, active Mormon and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You get home from your mission, and the next real mission is to get married and have kids and serve in the church until you die. But three buddies of mine had killed themselves in the last couple of months, and that was a catalyst for me.
You said on Twitter you didn’t expect “the ‘outside’ world”—non-Mormons—to pay any attention to your comments. When you sat down, did you think of that as your coming-out interview? For that validation alone—it’s nice that Perez Hilton and are covering this, but just that personal touch is what it’s about. Every member has a church record, and during the time when you’re disfellowshipped, you have a little asterisk by your name, explaining what’s going on with your situation.
I thought maybe 200 people would watch the darn thing. As of early last year, when I went through it, my stake president said, that asterisk will stay forever on your record.