Elder Christofferson Shares How to be More Accepting of LGBT Members

Speaking of those in the Church who experience same-sex attraction, Elder Christofferson said, “Many wonder where their place is and what the Lord has for them, both in mortality and in the grand scheme of things.”

Elder Christofferson said some of these members may struggle with feelings of self-worth, and they have questions about how to progress spiritually. “As we humbly seek greater understanding, we should be sensitive to the pain and isolation they sometimes feel.”

Some voices in society urge those who deal with same-sex attraction to give full rein to their feelings and that the standards of chastity and morality that are taught in the Church are wrong and should not apply in their lives, he said.

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