Mormon Church Launches Website On 'Same-Sex Attraction'

Dec 6, 2012 Full story: GPB.org 432

The Mormon Church has a new website to clarify its position on "same-sex attraction" and to reach out to all of its members, including gays and lesbians, "with love and understanding." The launching of mormonsandgays.org follows persistent criticism of Mormon involvement in California's ballot measure banning gay marriage, NPR's Howard Berkes ... (more)

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hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Dec 6, 2012
I would never, never, never, never forgive them. Specifically because of their *choices*, YEARS passed in which gay California couples had to endure hardships for no reason whatsoever. None. None. None.

We're *still* waiting for a final verdict and it's *still* in jeopardy and these people want to pretend they can take away their own monstrous, evil faces and pretend none of it ever happened.

Filth.

“MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN”

Since: Nov 12

Avon, Co

#2 Dec 6, 2012
Mormonism is just one more made up cult. All religions are fake, makeup BS by humans. Religion is to keep the poor from killing the rich. Always has been but 80% of US citizens 30 and younger are ATHEISTS thus; the US is maturing like Europe and in 20 years, all the religious BS will be done with and people will be living in reality.

As for the Mormon Cult, they probably still go against science on this topic so I'd not bother to read the article.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Dec 6, 2012
Now it they could just get their brains around the distinction between Civil and religious, they might be much less of a colossal nuisance to all those not of their religious sect.
Creepy Diaper Daddys

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Dec 7, 2012
Yield not to the temptation to forgive the mormons
.
They will slap 'church owned' handcuffs on you and haul you off to jail when you kiss your honey in a public park

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#8 Dec 7, 2012
If you look at how Mitt Romney was so out of touch with the american people that serves as a reflection of the Mormon Church in general. The Mormons have 12 apostles and they believe them to be profits if one says I have profit-sized homosexuality is to be welcomed into the church they will try to make it so
the thing is there past is there future and what they done will not be so easily forgiven, the good thing is if its the real LDS church and not a sub church that gay mormons have started, bankrolling people like NOM & focus on the family should come to a end.
disgusted american

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Dec 7, 2012
F the Mormons.....wouldn't trust them- as far as I could throw the Nazi Pope

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#10 Dec 7, 2012
Say what you will, as a rule Mormons are usually really attractive, maybe all that selective breeding or something. AND, EX Mormons are generally hotter than fire crackers, all that angst and suppression and fighting against their true feelings all their lives makes them hit the track at full speed. Ah, yes, I have met several FINE ex Mormons. It is a double pleasure, getting that fine Mormon prime beef into bed it's my pay back to Mormon central in Utah.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#11 Dec 7, 2012
They still teach that love is a sin if you act on it. A repacking of the old "love the sinner, hate the sin", which still teaches hate.

“Too much LDS in the 60's”

Since: Sep 10

Marysville, CA

#15 Dec 7, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>It is a lie to equate homosexual behavior with love. It is much more likely to be something anonymous in a restroom.
Keep your sexual habits out of it. The fact is that some gay people have been documented to also have lifelong relationships with their partners. That is far more than lust in their relationships. You need to grow up. And you certainly need to keep your damned nose out of other people's private lives.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Dec 7, 2012
Hey "caleb," how does it feel to post "biblical" lies and distortions that *not one person* who opposes them *EVER* listens to, ever, and never will?

How does it feel to know that when your ilk are shown *by your own bible* to be sinning, you *LIE* about it nonstop and pretend the words don't apply to you?

Your words are manipulative, rapist vomit.

*shrug* Sucks to be you, while everyone else is doing as they please, and as they wish. And so it shall be, nonstop, forever. Have fun with that, Demon.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 Dec 7, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>You are a liar.
The lewd episode took place on church owned property. The Bible repeatedly condemns all homosexual behavior, and this was an intolerant bigoted display on church property.
Religious ignorance rearing it's bigoted head. So what else is new?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#19 Dec 7, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>You are a double bigot.
Is that like a double bogey?
Hose

United States

#25 Dec 7, 2012
Creepy Diaper Daddys wrote:
Yield not to the temptation to forgive the mormons
.
They will slap 'church owned' handcuffs on you and haul you off to jail when you kiss your honey in a public park
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =OgvPDxjMbgUXX
NOT a public park, Dick-for-brains. They were on church property, putting on a show. If you want to be respected, be respectful instead of acting aholes.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#26 Dec 7, 2012
Hose wrote:
<quoted text>NOT a public park, Dick-for-brains. They were on church property, putting on a show. If you want to be respected, be respectful instead of acting aholes.
A kiss is disrespectful?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#27 Dec 7, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>You are a double bigot.
You are DAVID MOORE of PEKIN, ILLINOIS.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#28 Dec 7, 2012
Hose wrote:
<quoted text>
NOT a public park, Dick-for-brains. They were on church property, putting on a show. If you want to be respected, be respectful instead of acting aholes.
Yeah, be a TRUE churchie like a priest and diddle BEHIND closed doors where no one can see you! "Putting on a show", really!
Creepy Diaper Daddys

Alpharetta, GA

#29 Dec 8, 2012
Hose wrote:
<quoted text>
NOT a public park, Dick-for-brains. They were on church property, putting on a show. If you want to be respected, be respectful instead of acting aholes.
The 'park' was built in the middle of a city street and was not marked as 'church' property; ie; a booby trap
.
The loving couple were non-mormons
.
Mormonism does not apply to non-mormons
.
The kissing couple won in court

.
Score:
.
Loving couple = 1
.
Creepy Diaper Daddys = 0
Creepy Diaper Daddys

Alpharetta, GA

#31 Dec 8, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>Liar.
This was clearly church property and the lewd displays were clearly intolerant bigoted attacks on what others hold sacred and on their property.
No Christian can ever accept what God repeatedly condemns in the the plainest of terms and in both Testaments:
Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9 (NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
Oh yeah?
.
If all you claim is true; then why did the Creepy Diaper Daddys lose their uncivilized a$$es in court?
.
Hmmmmmmmm?.....

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#32 Dec 9, 2012
"If Jesus ever said anything about homosexuality, it is not recorded in the Bible, even mistranslated. He did, however, speak extensively on God's unconditional love. Yet instead of dwelling on biblical love, Christians have historically been more concerned with obscure passages of Levitical cleanliness codes and Paul's misunderstood comments in Romans. Instead of focusing on the incredible injustice and hatred demonstrated by Christians and others, tying to deny homosexuals even basic civil rights, people appear more concerned with the specific homosexual acts between consenting adults who are naturally have a homosexual orientation. As James B. Nelson notes, the Bible more clearly advocates a "love ethic" rather than a "sex ethic."

I Cor 6:9, no way refers to homosexuality. The original Greek word often quoted as sexual immorality, Paul used was "porneia" which means "a harlot for hire". In Corinth in the temples of Venus, the principal deity of Corinth, where Christians went to worship, a thousand public prostitutes were kept at public expense to glorify and act as surrogates for the fertility Gods. This sex with the pagan Gods is what Paul was talking about - fornication is an admitted mistranslation and has nothing to do with gays or singles sex. This rendering reflected the bias of the translators rather than an accurate translation of Paul's words to a culture of 2000 years ago worshipping pagan sex gods.

Romans 1:26-27 mentions homosexual acts performed by people who are clearly described as heterosexual. The men in the NT patriarchal culture exerted dominance not only over women, but over younger males as well. The nature of homosexual acts in the Bible are so very different from what we know as homosexuality today that the passages have no application to today's homosexuality. Such practices as in NT times simply no longer exist. Alleged references to homosexuality in I Corinthians and I Timothy are the inventions of anti-gay translators. They are not in the original Greek texts." (Rev.Dr. Mel White) The word "homosexual" wasn't even invented until 1869. When you see it in the bible, you know it is a modern mistranslation and misinterpretation of the original texts.

"What the Bible forbids is acts of lust, rape, idolatry, violation of religious purity obligations, or pederasty, but no condemnation of homosexuality in relationships of mutual respect and love. "On the other hand, the Bible pointedly celebrates instances of same-sex emotional intimacy, a fact often overlooked by fearful homophobic readers." James B. Nelson, Professor of Christian Ethics, United Theological Seminary

Yet Jesus told us:

John 13:34: A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

John 15:17: This is my command: Love each other.

Matthew 7:1: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

Luke 6:37: "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Matthew 7:12: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Meanwhile, the irrational prejudice promoted by some who claim to be Christians, continues to cause needless suffering and death, here and around the world.

“Too much LDS in the 60's”

Since: Sep 10

Marysville, CA

#33 Dec 9, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
"If Jesus ever said anything about homosexuality, it is not recorded in the Bible, even mistranslated. He did, however, speak extensively on God's unconditional love. Yet instead of dwelling on biblical love, Christians have historically been more concerned with obscure passages of Levitical cleanliness codes and Paul's misunderstood comments in Romans. Instead of focusing on the incredible injustice and hatred demonstrated by Christians and others, tying to deny homosexuals even basic civil rights, people appear more concerned with the specific homosexual acts between consenting adults who are naturally have a homosexual orientation. As James B. Nelson notes, the Bible more clearly advocates a "love ethic" rather than a "sex ethic."
I Cor 6:9, no way refers to homosexuality. The original Greek word often quoted as sexual immorality, Paul used was "porneia" which means "a harlot for hire". In Corinth in the temples of Venus, the principal deity of Corinth, where Christians went to worship, a thousand public prostitutes were kept at public expense to glorify and act as surrogates for the fertility Gods. This sex with the pagan Gods is what Paul was talking about - fornication is an admitted mistranslation and has nothing to do with gays or singles sex. This rendering reflected the bias of the translators rather than an accurate translation of Paul's words to a culture of 2000 years ago worshipping pagan sex gods.
Romans 1:26-27 mentions homosexual acts performed by people who are clearly described as heterosexual. The men in the NT patriarchal culture exerted dominance not only over women, but over younger males as well. The nature of homosexual acts in the Bible are so very different from what we know as homosexuality today that the passages have no application to today's homosexuality. Such practices as in NT times simply no longer exist. Alleged references to homosexuality in I Corinthians and I Timothy are the inventions of anti-gay translators. They are not in the original Greek texts." (Rev.Dr. Mel White) The word "homosexual" wasn't even invented until 1869. When you see it in the bible, you know it is a modern mistranslation and misinterpretation of the original texts.
"What the Bible forbids is acts of lust, rape, idolatry, violation of religious purity obligations, or pederasty, but no condemnation of homosexuality in relationships of mutual respect and love. "On the other hand, the Bible pointedly celebrates instances of same-sex emotional intimacy, a fact often overlooked by fearful homophobic readers." James B. Nelson, Professor of Christian Ethics, United Theological Seminary
Yet Jesus told us:
John 13:34: A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
John 15:17: This is my command: Love each other.
Matthew 7:1: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
Luke 6:37: "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Matthew 7:12: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Meanwhile, the irrational prejudice promoted by some who claim to be Christians, continues to cause needless suffering and death, here and around the world.
Amen. Well done.

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