9434

LDS Church unveils website on same-sex attraction

In an effort to increase love and understanding for Mormons who experience same-sex attraction, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a new website, Mormonsandgays.org. It features videos of real-life experiences from those who either have same-sex attraction or are close to someone who does, and counsel from several church leaders.

“As a church, nobody should be more loving and compassionate,” Elder Quentin L. Cook said in a video on the website. “Let us be at the forefront in terms of expressing love, compassion and outreach. Let’s not have families exclude or be disrespectful of those who choose a different lifestyle as a result of their feelings about their own gender.”

To learn more, check out what the media are saying about this important topic:

Church Newsroom: New Church website on same-sex attraction offers love, understanding and hope 

Deseret News: 'Stay with us,' new LDS website urges gay Mormons

Salt Lake Tribune: Mormon church unveils website on same-sex attraction 

Slate: Is Mormon teaching about gays evolving?


NPR: Mormon church launches website on 'same-sex attraction'

CNN: Mormon website embraces LGBT community

Washington Post: Mormon church encourages compassion for gays, still opposes same-sex relationships



Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com