Lance Allred's Mormon story is fascinating for so many reasons.
- He is the grandson of assassinated Mormon fundamentalist prophet Rulon Allred.
- He was born deaf, and stands 6'11" tall.
- He was a star basketball player for East High school (SLC, Utah), and played college basketball both at the University of Utah and Weber State University.
- Lance developed scrupulosity (religious OCD), at least partially as a result of both perfectionism, and guilt/shame relating to matters of sexuality.
- NCAA legend Rick Marjerus was fired as University of Utah basketball coach because of his verbal abuse of Lance.
- After college, Lance went on to play 10 years of professional basketball (mostly overseas), including playing a year for the Cleveland Cavaliers with Lebron James (pre-Miami), amongst other teams (he even met Larry Bird!).
- Lance become a popular public speaker, perhaps most recently known for his "What is Your Polygamy" TEDx talk.
- Lance has fascinating insights on faith, doubt, and disbelief.
Lance's web site can be found here: http://www.lanceallred41.com