Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mormons, Gays, and Misleading Headlines

The following is a case in point of why it is good to read past the headlines on your Facebook feed....

The headline screamed:

Mormon Church Calls For Compassion Toward Gays, Says Homosexuality Is Not A Choice

This week the Mormon church launched a new website geared toward explaining the church's evolution of thought in terms of gays and lesbians and which calls for all Mormons to love one another.

One might read that and get excited.... one might start to imagine the Mormon church joining us in the present and accepting LGBT people.

One would be disappointed.

An official statement posted on the new website reads:

The experience of same-sex attraction is a complex reality for many people. The attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is. Even though individuals do not choose to have such attractions, they do choose how to respond to them. With love and understanding, the Church reaches out to all God’s children, including our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.

So.... really? Not much has changed

It's not a sin to be who you are... it is just a sin to accept who you are and act accordingly 

Progress? Maybe... but we still have a long way to go.

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