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Ed Smart, Father of Kidnapped and Found Elizabeth Smart, Announces He is Gay

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Ed Smart, father of Elizabeth Smart, announces he is gay

SALT LAKE CITY (Deseret News) — Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, shared in a Facebook message with family and friends Thursday that he is gay, divorcing his wife and doesn’t see a place for himself in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In “one of the hardest letters I have ever written,” Smart wrote that “I have recently acknowledged to myself and my family that I am gay.”

“The decision to be honest and truthful about my orientation comes with its own set of challenges, but at the same time it is a huge relief,” he wrote. “Living with the pain and […]

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