For more information, see a Deseret News article about it.
After reading through the comments this morning, it never ceases to amaze me how some people are SOOO convinced that homosexuality is a choice.
One man mentioned that he has a son with SSA, but he is not a homosexual unless he acts on it. Is this a common view?
I decided to comment and my comments were not published. I then sent a comment addressed to the moderator, and then I edited the comment to remove my use of the word "hell" in a couple of places (in the context of "gay Mormons go through hell") and they finally published my comment. My comment begins in response to the first comment, which received a lot of bashing:
The referred-to web site LDS apology is excellent, and I hope helps with reconciliation.
But I can't forget that my neighbor's grandson committed suicide when the church rejected him for being gay. The church has blood on its hands.
Here is what I said:
LDS apology, I agree! The church has thousands of suicides, trials of wives and children, not to mention the horrors of day to day living for many, many gay Mormons.
I am the wife of a gay Mormon man. We have 4 children. We struggle with but continue to be active in the church.
Many men marry because the church used to teach it would "fix" them. They have no consideration for the family of such a man.
I have many gay friends and see the struggles they go through each day as their active LDS family and friends disown them, regardless of their behavior (even if they are living church standards). How Christlike is that?
As members of the church we are not to follow our leaders blindly.
From Brigham Young: “The greatest fear I have is that the people of this Church will accept what we say as the will of the Lord without first praying about it and getting the witness within their own hearts that what we say is the word of the Lord.”
I plead with most of the commentators here to be more Christ-like and pray to fully understand this issue.
I refuse to go back and read more comments, especially if anyone has responded to me. That has gotten me in trouble before. And I have already had enough virtual arguments today without doing that. :)