The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

Stephen Mead Johnson Character Analysis

Stephen Mead Johnson is the Unitarian Minister in Laramie. He considers himself to be the furthest left minister in the town and advocates for the acceptance of all gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. Stephen went out to the fence where Matthew was found four times after his death, feeling that it was a powerful place to contemplate God and violence. Stephen Mead Johnson represents the most open and accepting form of religion in Laramie.
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Stephen Mead Johnson Character Timeline in The Laramie Project

The timeline below shows where the character Stephen Mead Johnson appears in The Laramie Project. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1: The Word
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...sometimes contradicts science or modern thought, must be believed entirely and verbatim. Next, Unitarian minster Stephen Mead Johnson , in what appears to be excerpts from an interview, talks about the dominant religions... (full context)
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Stephen Mead Johnson resumes talking about the different religions in Laramie, describing them on a political spectrum from... (full context)
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Stephen Mead Johnson mentions how many of the conservative Christian pastors in the community did not condemn what... (full context)
Act 1: The Fence
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Stephen Mead Johnson describes how the fence where Matthew Shepard was found in a coma became a sort... (full context)