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Gay rights activists hold hands in protest in front of the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, in July 2009.
December 6th, 2012
03:07 PM ET

Mormon website embraces LGBT community

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN)–The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has fought against same-sex marriage throughout the United States, launched a website on Thursday that preaches understanding and compassion for the gay and lesbian community.

The website “Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction” www.mormonsandgays.org, outlines the church's position on “same-sex attraction” and provides readers with a host of videos from “church members who are attracted to people of the same sex, and conversations with the loved ones of gay spouses, children, or grandchildren who are dealing with the effects of same-sex attraction in their own lives.”

The website comes at a time that some same-sex marriage activists believe the LDS Church is toning down its opposition to same sex marriage.

Though the church’s doctrine, that sex should be reserved only for a married man and woman, has not changed the church says, many outside the church say the church is subtly but unmistakably growing friendlier toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, including voicing support for some gay rights.

Some pointed to the less public role in same-sex marriage ballot initiatives in 2012, a marked departure from earlier ballot initiatives fights – like Proposition 8 in California – where the church vocally supported the move to get same-sex marriage banned.

Gay rights activists see Mormons softening attitudes toward their community

“What we do know is that the doctrine of the Church—that sexual activity should only occur between a man and a woman who are married—has not changed and is not changing," Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said in a news release from the church about the new site.

"But what is changing and what needs to change is to help our own members and families understand how to deal with same-gender attraction,” he said.

The new website echos Oaks that this is not a doctrinal change but does recognize that people who are gay can be practicing members of the church.

“Reconciling same-sex attraction with a religious life can present an especially trying dilemma,” reads the website. “Anyone who lives in both worlds can attest to its difficulty. But with faith, love and perspective it can be done. Every human being, Latter-day Saints affirm, has worth and dignity as a child of God.”

Violation of the church's teaching on sexual relationships can lead to excommunication. Since gay people cannot be married in the church, any sex for them would be premarital and, therefore, sinful. Under these beliefs, a member of the LGBT community could be a practicing Mormon, as long as they are celibate.

LDS Church policy also notes if gay members, "are worthy and qualified in every other way, they may also hold temple recommends and receive temple ordinances," allowing them to participate in temple ceremonies.

“The distinction between feelings or inclinations on the one hand, and behavior on the other hand, is very clear,” the church’s website says. “It’s no sin to have inclinations that if yielded to would produce behavior that would be a transgression. The sin is in yielding to temptation. Temptation is not unique. Even the Savior was tempted.”

The site goes on to say, "From a public relations perspective it would be easier for the Church to simply accept homosexual behavior. That we cannot do, for God’s law is not ours to change."

In one video on the site a man identified as Kelly, begins to tear up when he talks about his family and why it was important for him not to leave the church.

“Family is very important to me. That was one of the things that helped get me to come back to the Church,” Kelley, whose last name was never given, said. “I couldn’t imagine living an eternity without my mom and dad. And so I knew I needed to change and do something different. Because even though I felt happy and felt content at the time, there was a huge hole that I was afraid of losing my family.”

Mormons believe that family relationships survive after death, as long as individuals live in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ. The practice – called sealing – “refers to the joining together of a man and a woman and their children for eternity,” according to the church.

– CNN’s Jessica Ravitz contributed to this report.


soundoff (445 Responses)
  1. lionlylamb

    "I will not give in to God!" are the ungodly and godless standings even though they tend to belittle and make hugely their small talking spheres of jubilation's tenured acquittals. A pig knows only how to root and make ruts searching the grounds for needed nourishments. Are we all not but human pigs rooting for our emotionally centered source codes for to live out in desires wants for extending our foolish life and livelihoods to ever nourish our own foretelling fraught needs?

    December 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
    • there is no other truth but truth absolute, and truth absolute is LORD AND GOD OF THE WORLD.

      A fine way to define your self.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  2. baj99

    Typical Mormons. Their "God" is so quick to change his mind. Polygamy is OK one day, then it's not. Black people are banned one day, then they're not. Gays are an abomination, then they're not. That's not religion, it's a business that simply changes its rules to best fit prevailing societal views.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
    • John

      A living prophet has it's advantages.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
    • St. Clement of Alexandria

      I don't see the Church changing its position on this. If anything, they are reaffirming their positions, but merely are reaching to foster mutual understanding between two diverse (but oddly discriminated and even hated) cultures in our society. Oddly enough, I don't know if there are two groups of people who could readliy sympathize with one another over the effects of irrational hate.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
    • baj99

      The church is not reaching out to gays out of the goodness of their hearts, dude. If that was the case, why not do it 50 or 100 years ago? Why now? Well, because the upper management of the church sees the train coming down the tracks, and if they don't lighten up on the gay issue, they know it's going to be a huge PR and image disaster.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • St. Clement of Alexandria

      The other issue of course is that the Mormon religion is highly organic, which makes it unique among world religions. Mormons believe that God reveals his Truth to men "line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little, until the perfect day." They believe their leaders recieve direct revelation from God. Modern revelation is more pertinent and relevant to guidance from God in today's society than appeals to ancient revelation. Though ancient revelation is important and well-studied in their faith, what the prophet says now is taken to be just as (if not more) important.

      Though it is strange for members of other faiths, it is quite natrual for a Mormon to accept that additional revelation is entirely part of God's grand design for his children.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • Sam's Uncle

      St. Clement, thank you for that insight. I find it interesting that other Christians find the idea of modern or changing revelation so strange. I believe changes of revelation occurred in the Bible (e.g., First they had the ten commandments, then Christ taught the people the higher law in the New Testement.. Christ came to earth and told the people he was only there to teach the Jews and no one else, but after his death and resurrection he told the apostles to teach all nations). Why is the idea of modern and current revelation so foreign?

      December 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
    • lol??

      baj99, ".........it's a business that simply changes its rules to best fit prevailing societal views." Sounds like scientific darwinism, too, and s e x researchers.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  3. lol??

    The Chicago mob already has their Mormon, Reid. If he's good enough for that mob, he's good enough for the kweer mob. LGBT's have no complaints.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  4. John

    Religion changes the rules all the time. When it becomes an advantage to accept gays religion will state that God has changed his mind. Maybe God does change his mind... I support freedom! I'm LDS and I believe that if we legislate our beliefs on others then others will try and impose their beliefs on me. I believe all religions should promote our freedom to choose more, and keep their beliefs within their circle. Religion tries very hard to indoctrinate others and for me that is a turn off.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
    • there is no other truth but truth absolute, and truth absolute is LORD AND GOD OF THE WORLD.

      And every hindu fool buys it as his religious duty, Bunch of hindu's suckers.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
    • Mohammad A Dar

      good job Dar! stay away from filth and make your point(s).

      December 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
    • smarterthanyou

      No doctrine was changed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...just a reminder to all that we need to love all people...hate the sin but love the sinner. THE LDS Church has always held this position.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
    • John

      Religion changes the rules and the LDS Church is no exception to this rule.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
    • Mohammad A Dar

      your screen name "smarterthanyou" tell me you're just a good salesman, of your whatever "church".

      December 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
    • John

      In fact one of the reasons I'm LDS is because I know LDS is flexible. My hope is that the Church will continue to evolve.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
    • lionlylamb

      John,

      Religious understandings do change much like science changes their theories. God is immovable and his perch is always centered. We all are the ever changing minds that needs ever to be made makeable in our atonements perceptions made to flicker as a candle's flame does so burn never too brightly yet ever so humbly does its flame toss about.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • lol??

      I think you're confusing rulebook with playbook. They are both wrong.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • John

      There are fundemental flaws with LDS doctrine that I won't go into, but I believe will change eventually for the better.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  5. nunya

    Why should the public pay attention to these old gothic form of moral government; THEY SHOULDNT PAY ATTENTION TO THE BIGOTTED CHURCHES. I know in my heart that God accepts me for what he has made me. Stop mandating your version of morality on the public. JUST LOVE OUR GOD, THATS IT. STOP PASSING JUDGEMENT!!!!

    December 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
    • John

      Best post ever! Nicely done:)

      December 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
    • lol??

      The goths sure have caused the cost of eyeshadow to rise.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
    • Sam's Uncle

      So what version of morality is acceptabel? Yours? If we don't abide by your version or morality are just bigots? Are we stupid? I mean should we just throw morality out the window? Do we just throw out the criminal code? I mean it legilates morality? Murder is that ok? Everyone, including the churches has a right to try and promote their version of morality. Remember, we abide by the principle of the social contract.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  6. Bart Lee

    The mormon church can believe in whatever they want but when they are politically active in blocking legislastion (Calif. prop 8), then they are imposing their religion on non-mormons, atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, etc, etc. LGBT people can choose to remain Mormon and choose to NOT BELIEVE IN MORMONISM , but the LDS church cannot impose their religion through influencing legislation for equal rights.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • lol??

      "The mormon church can believe in whatever they want...." Sayz who? I bet you could stop em.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  7. Susn

    This isn't "embracing," it's trying desperately to keep from alienating a large portion of the population. The same way first polygamy and then banning blacks from holding the priesthood eventually became socially and politically taboo (suddenly there were "revelations" ending those practices!), they're moving toward acceptance of gay marriage (not in my lifetime, but there will eventually be a "revelation" that gays can be married).

    December 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • lol??

      "This isn't "embracing,"........" You're right. It does sound like socie s e x education. The socialists know everything.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • Sam's Uncle

      Yes, because "true" religion never changes. I mean it's not like Christ came and said he was only there to teach the Jews. Then after he died he told his apostles to go and teach other nations. I mean nothing ever changes in a true religion.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
    • Saraswati

      @Sam, if a church changes its opinion on ho'mo'se'xuality as new science emerges, I respect that religion. If it starts to change the superficial image of its religion as it learns why its representative lost an election, I'm a lot slower to offer admiration.

      December 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
    • religion&politics

      Just because this is the first you're hearing of this message from LDS leaders, doesn't mean they haven't been saying this for years, because they HAVE. Just because CNN reports on a new website doesn't mean that the church has suddenly changed its doctrine. This is the exact same message we've heard for decades now (and before that, no one inside or outside of the church really even talked about it), from both local leaders and the central leadership. Get a grip people, quit passing judgment (e.g. "just because their candidate lost now they feel the need to change their positions" - complete BS btw) on things you know nothing about!

      December 7, 2012 at 2:12 am |
  8. mikeNY

    A celibate is neither h o m o nor h e t er o they are ase xual

    December 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  9. there is no other truth but truth absolute, and truth absolute is LORD AND GOD OF THE WORLD.

    NO TRUTH IS NEEDED, WHAT EVER IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS, WAY OF HINDU MAGI'S, CRIMINAL TRICKSTERS TO RUN THEIR HINDU CROCKED BUSINESS BASED ON HINDUISM, CORRUPTION OF TRUTH CALLED RELIGIONS. HEAVEN OF HINDU'S IGNORANT S.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
    • Daniel

      What...something is wrong with you....

      December 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
    • Mohammad A Dar

      no he has degenerating brain disease

      December 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  10. John

    Don't Ask Don't Tell LDS style.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
  11. griffgirl

    So basically, it's okay that you're gay, just so long as you don't act on it. Just pray the gay away!

    December 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • the AnViL

      yes – isn't it magnanimous of them to reach out to help people deal with the trauma of g a y n e s s.

      lolz

      December 6, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
    • lol??

      You prefer what holywood has done?

      December 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  12. blake

    More far left spin from the good folks at CNN. The Mormons are not embracing a reprobate lifestyle.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • Andy

      Of course not. The Bigot to non-bigot ratio there is still about 95 to 5.

      December 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
    • USMCVET

      Speaking of reprobate, have you looked in the mirror lately? Bigotry is alive and well and living in that hole they call a temple.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
    • sam

      ?? Not embracing a reprobate lifestyle? But...I thought they *wanted* to be labeled christians.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
    • lol??

      Andy, what did bigfoot say?

      December 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
    • lol??

      Ya know, it's really hard not to get really angry with people when they talk like this ... since when is reaching out to those different from you in an effort to show love not a Christian thing to do? Just because you don't agree with the way they are doing it doesn't make their effort any less noble or necessarily valuable. Show some respect, or at least a little decorum.

      December 7, 2012 at 2:20 am |
  13. shawbrooke

    If this is not an official church website, be aware that every denomination has the same problem. Small groups send out information and fail to mention who they do and do not represent. It's amazing that the public is not more ticked off.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
    • Claudio

      Yes, it is an official website. I don't know why you think otherwise. It was announced by the leaders of the LDS Church.

      December 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  14. shawbrooke

    Pretty well all churches say the same things as this website. It does not mean that they are less opposed to gay marriage. A few years ago a website like this would have unleashed torrents of nastiness accusing the church of being against gays, hypocrisy, etc. Public reaction today is more middle of the road. Maybe the left is finally figuring out that churches have a mind set different from the left. Leftists want to punish and destroy and reduce in influence anyone who does not think like they do. Churches want to be left alone and they will look after everyone's needs, whether the person agrees with them or not. If one must dissent, best to dissent in a country heavily influenced by Christianity rather than a secular humanist country, where they will kill you or place you in the gulag for sure.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
    • snowboarder

      shaw wrote "Churches want to be left alone "

      that is just pure nonsense. churches attempt to influence everything and everyone. especially the LDS.

      December 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • snowboarder

      btw – the church is the king of punishing, marginalizing, destroying and threatening those who disagree with them. your comment is fantastically hypocritical.

      December 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
    • sam

      Churches want to be left alone?? LOL Really? You mean they would never do something crazy like try and support legislation imposing biblical values? Or throw millions at an anti gay marriage bill (like the mormons did with prop 8)?

      You need someone to help you define 'left alone'.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  15. LJonas

    Just so you all know, this article it's very misleading. The website they are referring to is not valid, nor it is the official website of the Church.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
    • Claudio

      Yes, it is valid and yes it is an official website.

      December 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  16. polemicist

    Ironic about-face since the LDS church is the one that spear-headed the Prop 8 in California.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
    • the AnViL

      the mormon church has NOT done an about-face. they just want others to pray for the h o m o s e x u a l s.

      learn to read

      December 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
    • lol??

      I get nervous in the hood when I see somebody spearhanded.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  17. Mike

    What is a Mormon sand gay?

    December 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
    • lol??

      I think those are the ones that live in the desert, ya know, related to the Mormon tree gays that live in the forest.

      December 7, 2012 at 2:22 am |
  18. the AnViL

    until the mormon church publicly recognizes that all americans are guaranteed the same liberty, equality, freedom, and rights – and publicly apologizes for attempting to inject their particular set of beliefs into political discourse, they should lose their tax exempt status.

    no people who believe in an imaginary man in the sky should be allowed to vote, hold public office, purchase/own firearms, or teach public school.

    religious thinking = delusional thinking

    for now – all of you who espouse any religious beliefs need to rejoice in your freedom.

    tolerance of religious idiocy has to end – and it will.

    enough is enough

    December 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
    • polemicist

      Wow, sounds a lot like intolerant preaching to me. Oh the irony...

      December 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • the AnViL

      no more intolerant than any gardener is of weeds...

      no more intolerant than any surgeon of a tumor.

      evolve.

      December 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • polemicist

      So very intolerant.

      December 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
    • Interesting

      So only people who think the way you do are deserving of civil rights, AnVil? How very fascinating.

      December 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
    • Zorlack

      "no people who believe in an imaginary man in the sky should be allowed to vote, hold public office, purchase/own firearms, or teach public school." – Where is the proof that he is imaginary?

      "religious thinking = delusional thinking" – Proof? Just like there's no proof that your belief is deusional

      "for now – all of you who espouse any religious beliefs need to rejoice in your freedom." – Just like you and your beliefs get to rejoice in your freedom to believe any way that you wish!!!

      Sorry, but this just shows how ignorant, and bigotted you are. I am not necessarily religious, but it just shows everyone what an idiot you are !!!

      December 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • Be Careful...

      You WILL Kneel before that "imaginary man in the sky" one day, AnVil. What will you say when you are brought to an awful remembrance of your words and deeds? Are you so very sure he doesn't exist?

      December 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
    • the AnViL

      Interesting shat: "So only people who think the way you do are deserving of civil rights, AnVil? How very fascinating."

      – no, stupid. those who seek to limit equality in others deserve no equality. those who trample on civil rights deserve to have theirs revoked for a season.

      Zorlack: gods only exist between the ears of delusional people who believe in them. allowing mentally ill people to vote, hold public office, purchase and own firearms or teach public school is already disallowed and covered under many different statutes for many different reasons.

      get t h e r a p y, son

      December 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
    • Zorlack

      "purchase and own firearms or teach public school is already disallowed and covered under many different statutes for many different reasons."

      You do know what the 2nd ammendment is ... correct? Anyone can purchase and own firearms in this country. Well, except maybe for you ... felons cannot purchase or own firearms. If you read my original post fully, you would have read that I am not necessarily religious!!! So I may not believe in the imaginary guy in the sky either ... just pointing out, that there isn't concrete proof either way!!! I guess that is why they have such a thing as faith. However, since you can't fully read and comprehend correctly ... maybe you need to attend some of those public schools you are against, and become educated.

      It is you who obviously needs the therapy!!!

      "those who seek to limit equality in others deserve no equality. those who trample on civil rights deserve to have theirs revoked for a season. " Isn't that what you are advocating yourself?

      Once again, thank you for showing the world how much of an idiot you are!!! :-)

      December 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
    • the AnViL

      Be Careful spittled: "You WILL Kneel before that "imaginary man in the sky" one day, AnVil. What will you say when you are brought to an awful remembrance of your words and deeds? Are you so very sure he doesn't exist?"

      there are absolutely no gods. those of you who claim that there is – suffer from the ugly, suffocating, ignorant, mindset that is religious delusion. delusional thinking = mental illness. this negates any necessity to answer your other idiotic questions.

      nothing you believe gives you the right to dictate your theological ideals onto the rest of society.

      you should be ashamed to be so stupid.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
    • Interesting

      Actually, AnVil, what you wrote was that NO people who believed in what you call an 'imaginary man in the sky' should be able to vote, hold public office or work in certain professions. Gee, kind of sounds like Germany in the 1930s. You must be bummed that you are a few decades late.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
    • the AnViL

      zorlack – you ignorant twit.. people with mental illness history are banned from purchasing firearms. lolz

      i never claimed you were religious, princess... so just simmer down.

      in addition to therapy – you need some education.

      evolve, son.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
    • the AnViL

      Interesting spewed: "Actually, AnVil, what you wrote was that NO people who believed in what you call an....."

      yes, d u m b a s s – thank you for telling me what i wrote. it is precisely what i meant.

      then you went on: "Gee, kind of sounds like Germany in the 1930s. You must be bummed that you are a few decades late."

      gee -if that seems even remotely like national socialism in germany during the 30's and 40's you are incredibly ignorant about national socialism in germany during the 30's and 40's. try reading a book.

      lolz

      December 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
    • Interesting

      I have an education. Graduated from college, twice. And although I was not a history major, I learned what happened back then. People who didn't, shall we say, 'fit in' were disenfranchised, they were banned from holding public office, their professional options were limited. I will assume you know how it all turned out. So anytime I see a post like yours, promoting the philosophy that civil rights should be denied to people who think or believe a certain way (or who won't think and believe in a certain way), I remember what I learned.

      December 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
    • the AnViL

      how did you graduate from college two times without ever developing your reading comprehension skills beyond the 6th grade? did they do any actual reading? was it a hair sculpting or cosmetic beauty school type college?

      you state: "So anytime I see a post like yours, promoting the philosophy that civil rights should be denied to people who think or believe a certain way..."

      i was clear....

      those who seek to limit equality in others deserve no equality. those who trample on civil rights deserve to have theirs revoked for a season.

      until the mormon church publicly recognizes that all americans are guaranteed the same liberty, equality, freedom, and rights – and publicly apologizes for attempting to inject their particular set of beliefs into political discourse, they should lose their tax exempt status.

      let me be more clear:

      the phuquing nazis held lots of skewed delusional religious beliefs that allowed them to justify passing laws which supported their religious bias and hate.

      hitler was xian (and vegan) and he put his energy into his hate and used his religious delusion for fuel to set in motion a really ugly part of history.

      the mormons and ALL other religions do the exact same thing. they attempt to impinge their morality onto the rest of society by working overtime to secularize their delusional theological crap.

      they work really hard in organized efficient ways to legislate their morality - and they have precisely zero respect for the c o n s t i t u t i o n a l rights guaranteed to all americans no matter what imaginary man in the sky they want to believe in – or even if they don't believe in ANY imaginary men in the sky.

      if you had better reading comprehension skills and understood what happened in nazi germany in the 1930's and 40's you'd KNOW that tolerance of religious idiocy is bad.

      cha cha cha

      December 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Zorlack

      Anvil, thank you for bringing some amusement into my week.

      Evolve? Into what?

      You make people like me and all of my employees chuckle!!! Please, take a break from the computer in your parents basement, and go have a drink!!! I am LMAO right now, knowing that it is the rest of us hard working people that are having our hard earned $$ taken from us to support low life degenerates like you that are obviously bleading the welfare system dry. Because if you seriously graduated from college twice, I feel sorry for the reputation of the scholl that puts out a priduct like yourself.

      Your poor banter, really shows your education!!! LMAO still !!! ;-)

      December 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
    • the AnViL

      Zorlack – you keep chucking it up there cupcake... everyone else paying attention understands already that i was answering "Interesting's" post:

      >
      >Interesting
      >I have an education. Graduated from college, twice.
      >

      see – if YOU had reading comprehension skills at least equal to "Interesting's" – you'd still be twice as dumb.

      you're as careless as you are ignorant.

      snap!

      December 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  19. lionlylamb

    In order for the gay crowds to remain emotionally stable, civil unions/marriages should be and become a social realization even though some uncivil delinquents might view such as being a societal quirk. Anything just to lesson all this bickering and awful bitterness coming from both sides of the proverbial fence!

    December 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • Yuck

      You must be very senile to think that your writing is elegant and insightful.

      December 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • lionlylamb

      Your prodding cynicism is duly noted Yuck. :-( :-) :(

      December 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  20. The Ole Bullsh!t Detector Is Going Off Again

    Well this should attract many . . . some . . . okay, this isn't going to get a single LGBT to even listen, beyond the poor tormented ones raised in the Mormon psychosis and made to feel bad by their "enbracers."

    What a fraud this is!

    December 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
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