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Mark H
Mormons and gays: New LDS website suggests church is evolving on homosexuality. - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Mormons and gays: New LDS website suggests church is evolving on homosexuality.
"Today, the LDS Church launched a new website, mormonsandgays.org, which, according to a press release, aims “to encourage understanding and civil conversation about same-sex attraction.” The site presents itself as a “collection of conversations”—with LDS leaders, Mormons “who are attracted to people of the same sex,” and the loved ones of such Mormons (“who are dealing with the effects of same-sex attraction in their own lives”)." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Among the videos on the site is one featuring the Mormon apostle Dallin H. Oaks, titled “What Needs to Change.” Oaks says that “what needs to change is to help our own members and families understand how to deal with same-gender attraction.” While that sentence doesn’t quite parse grammatically, the message seems to be: Don’t throw your children out of the house because they’re gay. Do teach them, though, not to have gay sex." - Mark H
They're being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. - Morgan Fugel
They have a 12 step program for every sort of "perversion," including masturbation. They allowed African Americans into the church when it became politically embarrassing to deny them the priesthood. I am certain another "divine revelation" will occur regarding homosexuality when it again becomes too politically embarrassing for them. They are, first and foremost, a business. - Jenny H.
Most churches are businesses. I don't think they should be tax-exempt unless all of their hiring and membership is non-discriminatory and all of their operations benefit the general public good, again not subject to any kind of discrimination. Why we subsidize evangelism or bigotry with taxes is beyond me. - Tinfoil 2.0
+++Tinfoil - Jenny H.