New Mormon Church website launched, calls for compassion for gays but is still firm on its belief (Video)By Angel Cuala on Dec 9, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States, World •
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) recently launched a new website called Mormons and Gays, which is apparently calling for compassion for gays and lesbians but is still being firm on its belief about being gay. A video announcing the launch of the new LDS website is available below.
New Mormon Church website Mormons and Gays
Screenshot Credit: MormonsAndGays.org
“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.” A statement reads at MormonsAndGays.org, which was reportedly launched on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
“With love and understanding, the Church reaches out to all God’s children, including our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.” The new Mormon Church website added, noting that it contains some conversations with Church leaders and members who are attracted to people of the same sex, and families with gay people.
However, the Mormon Church emphasized that it is still firm on its belief on gays and lesbians, and that the main purpose of their new website is to help their Church members on how to respond sensitively and when they encounter same-sex attraction in their own families, among other Church members, or elsewhere.
“I think that’s what God is saying: stay with me. And I think that’s what we want to say in the church: stay with us, and let’s work together in friendship and commonality and brotherhood and sisterhood.” D. Todd Christofferson, LDS Church‘s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said in a video on the website.
Here (in the church) more than anywhere, it’s important that there be love, that there is hope. We want to be with you and work together.” Christofferson added, with LDS spokesman Michael Purdy recently quoted telling to DeseretNews.com that the new website is part of the church’s efforts to clarify its stand on various issues.
Launching of new Mormon Church website
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