Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
@Miss Piggie"That doesn't mean the can't do what society
expects of them and marry a person of the opposite sex. "As a
straight guy I honestly can't see myself ever wanting to marry another man
and I have to think any married couple would tell you that their attraction to
their spouse is something more than just sexual attraction. "The
church teaches marriage is required for top positions in heaven"Small wonder why Utah is #1 in the nation in anti-depressant usage. The state
has a 3:2 female:male gender split among 20-40 year olds (or some age group like
that) in the church.
I was in a Mormon scout troop with a gay kid 40 years ago, right here in Zion.
He was a nice kid, kind of shy. Then we got to junior high and he was tormented
mercilessly, primarily by the "jocks," all of whom were Mormons. These
loudmouth bullies haven't changed one bit in 40 years--they're still
around, only fatter and more offensive than ever. Nice letter. I wish it could
get through to some people.
@Irony Guy,How did you even know the kid was gay 40 years ago? I
was in scouts 20 years ago and I dont remember any of the other 12 year olds
telling me they were straight. It didnt come up. I'm curious,
why, if your story is true(which I'm not convinced of), this kid would need
to share with everyone when he was 12 that he decided to be gay?None
of the straight scouts I was in scouting with did that.
@voice of reason "Homosexuality is extremely dangerous. It kills 20
years early on average." thats a pretty serious claim care to
support it with some credible research? You do now lying is also considered a
sin. just so we don't waist time since this is my last post articles
referencing each other is not research.
Dear Richard Davis,Thank you.When I have to defend that
there are decent and understanding persons in the LDS faith, in the face of Prop
8 and other attacks against LGBT Americans... I will use this
letter, as an example that there are people in the LDS faith, who want to treat
their gay and lesbian friends and family, like Christ intended.God
Voice ofReasonLAYTON, UTThat's not progress - that is a
decline into sin predicted by the BOM cycle of civilizations.3:54
p.m. Jan. 30, 2013=============== Tell me, show me one
Book of Mormon scriptural reference that says the Nephites were destroy due to
sexual immorality.ONE. do it.My Book of Mormon said - They loved war more than peace.They loved their money more than the
poor, the sick and the needy.They willing followed the Gadianton's,
who creed was GAIN ($) over all else....and I see conservative Utah
Mormons falling into that very same trap.
Interesting read. Sure, we can all relate to the idea of loving everyone.
However, it leaves out (perhaps on purpose) the issue of morality and virtue. If
being a practicing gay becomes acceptable--that is, that it is no longer
immoral, then we must accept any and all sexual behavior. Otherwise, those with
other sexual tendencies could claim they're being discriminated against.
Further, how does the writer justify this evolving view with the
doctrine/scriptures he and his church regard as the Word of God? Either
scripture is true, or it is myth. Or can we by our own choice determine which
scripture/commandments are true--enjoying selective obedience?I know
it's hard to face the harsh criticism the rest of the world dishes out
against us because of our "Victorian" views on morality. It really comes
down to conviction and courage. And I'm not convinced that either of those
attributes (let alone morality and virtue) are as prevalent today as they used
Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans support gay marriage' - By Elizabeth
Stuart - DSNews - 05/20/2011'For the first time since Gallup
started studying the issue in 1996, the polling organization found a majority of
Americans favor legalizing same-sex marriage.
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