Bil Browning

Mormons: Same-sex attraction is normal

Filed By Bil Browning | November 17, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: change in policy, Harry Knox, HRC, Latter Day Saints, Mormon

"We continue to disagree with the Mormon Church about fundamentally important issues like full respect for the marriages of same-sex couples, but we are encouraged that our advocacy has paid off with real movement that will help save young lives."

-- Rev. Harry Knox, director of HRC's Religion and Faith Program, on the Mormon church's decision to remove same-sex attraction as a sin in church policy. The new policy differentiates between same-sex behavior, to which they continue to object, and attraction, which the church is able to rationalize. The church has stopped demanding that all LGBT people go to ex-gay therapy.

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Wendell Cochran | November 18, 2010 1:01 PM

Its a modern day miracle! When political pressures for change knock at the front door of the Temple, God suddenly swoops down and tells the Prophet that he's changed his mind on church doctrine. We were amazed when God changed his mind about Negros in the priesthood. Now God has declared same sex attraction is no longer a sin -- but it is only if a person acts on it. Either the Mormons have misinterpreted the scriptures, or God is not as unchanging as they've been telling their member. In fact, God might be more tolerant than they imagined. Fickle even?