Ed Smart Bio, Elizabeth Smart’s Father

Filed in Bio, Wiki, Age by on August 16, 2019

Ed Smart Bio, Elizabeth Smart’s father. he announced his divorce from his wife, Lois Smart, in a Facebook post as has come out as gay.

Ed Smart Bio

In the post, Smart, 64, said that he was also leaving the Mormon church. Smart said that although his faith remained, he wrote of the Mormon church, “As an openly gay man, the church is not a place where I find solace any longer. It is not my responsibility to tell the church, its members or its leadership what to believe about the rightness or wrongness of being LGBTQ.” Smart added that he had “come to the conclusion that it was never my Savior’s intent to change me from the way I was born.”

Ed Smart became known nationally in June 2002 when his then-teenage daughter, Elizabeth, was kidnapped from their home in the Federal Heights neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Elizabeth was found nine months later in March 2003 in Sandy, Utah, some 18 miles from her home. At the time, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, were arrested and accused of kidnapping.

In 2011, Brian David Mitchell was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the kidnapping. His wife had been sentenced in 2010 to 15 years for her role. Wanda Barzee was released from prison in Draper, Utah, in September 2018.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Smart Said in a Facebook Post That He Has Lived With ‘Pain & Guilt for So Many Years’

2. Smart Is the Father of 6 Children

3. Lois Smart Filed for Divorce on July 5

4. Prior to His Daughter’s Kidnapping, Ed Smart Was a Prominent Mortgage Broker in Salt Lake City

5. Elizabeth Smart Said That Although She Is Saddened by Her Parents Separation, She Supports her Father

 

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