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Ed Smart, father of Elizabeth Smart, comes out as gay

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Ed Smart, the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, came out as gay Thursday, sending a letter using Facebook Messenger to family and friends that mentioned that he plans to separate from his wife and no longer feels comfortable in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ed Smart confirmed he sent it and posted it publicly on Friday . He declined to answer questions late Thursday....

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