For 34 years, the Rev. Tom Goldsmith of Salt Lake City’s First Unitarian Church has been a prominent presence on Utah’s religious landscape.
At the helm of his left-leaning congregation, Goldsmith championed social justice causes like immigration reform and climate change.
He has shaped his congregation into a refuge for believers who do not feel at home in more conservative faiths, including the LDS Church.
Now he is retiring and will give his final sermon Sunday.
On this week’s show, he reflects on his ministry, including his dispute with Salt Lake City after it sold a chunk of Main Street to the LDS Church, congregant Tim DeChristopher’s monkey-wrenching of an oil and gas lease auction, and his church providing sanctuary to a Honduran immigrant.
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