BY JOE CHIODO

The popular “I’m a Mormon” campaign gives a glimpse into the lives of Latter Day Saints across the world.  Now, the Church is going even further to, quote, “become more understood”.  CNN explains the Church’s new stance on homosexuality.

“The Church of Latter Day Saints launched mormonsandgays.org—a website devoted to what it calls same sex attraction. Its goal here is to teach compassion and acceptance of gay family members and church members."

Leaders insist the Mormon teaching itself hasn’t changed—and that marriage and sexual acts should still only involve a man and woman.

NBC News describes the website as a “...collection of conversations with LDS leaders and Mormons who are attracted to people of the same sex...it includes an unusual statement for a major religious body: that sexuality, including same-sex attraction, is not a personal choice. But...acting on that attraction is still a ‘sin.’”

Gay rights advocates, especially those tied to the Mormon Faith are calling the website a step in the right direction. The Washington Post explains how it got started.

“The new website has been in the works for more than two years...and was prompted by misunderstanding of Mormonism during the recent presidential election.”

ABC News also noticed the decision came shortly after the election. James Carville reveals just how shocked he is by the Church’s acceptance.

“The Mormon Church after the election says well maybe we’re gonna change out position and homosexuality. The effects of an election reverberate all the way through society. And this is just one of these that did.  And I cannot believe they took this up.

Up until now, The Church of Latter Day Saints has faced harsh criticism from society after leaders helped fund and run the Fight for California's Proposition B—a constitutional ban on gay marriage that voters adopted in 2008.
 

 

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Dec 9, 2012

Mormon Church Revises Stance on Gays

 

BY JOE CHIODO

The popular “I’m a Mormon” campaign gives a glimpse into the lives of Latter Day Saints across the world.  Now, the Church is going even further to, quote, “become more understood”.  CNN explains the Church’s new stance on homosexuality.

“The Church of Latter Day Saints launched mormonsandgays.org—a website devoted to what it calls same sex attraction. Its goal here is to teach compassion and acceptance of gay family members and church members."

Leaders insist the Mormon teaching itself hasn’t changed—and that marriage and sexual acts should still only involve a man and woman.

NBC News describes the website as a “...collection of conversations with LDS leaders and Mormons who are attracted to people of the same sex...it includes an unusual statement for a major religious body: that sexuality, including same-sex attraction, is not a personal choice. But...acting on that attraction is still a ‘sin.’”

Gay rights advocates, especially those tied to the Mormon Faith are calling the website a step in the right direction. The Washington Post explains how it got started.

“The new website has been in the works for more than two years...and was prompted by misunderstanding of Mormonism during the recent presidential election.”

ABC News also noticed the decision came shortly after the election. James Carville reveals just how shocked he is by the Church’s acceptance.

“The Mormon Church after the election says well maybe we’re gonna change out position and homosexuality. The effects of an election reverberate all the way through society. And this is just one of these that did.  And I cannot believe they took this up.

Up until now, The Church of Latter Day Saints has faced harsh criticism from society after leaders helped fund and run the Fight for California's Proposition B—a constitutional ban on gay marriage that voters adopted in 2008.
 

 

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