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High-ranking Mormon prophet weighs in on same-sex attraction

October 26, 2010

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Dieter F. Uchtdorf


On Sunday, Uchtdorf reiterated the church’s position that it doesn’t know the cause of homosexuality and that it doesn’t matter.

“Many questions in life, however, including some related to same-gender attractions, must await a future answer, even in the next life,” Uchtdorf said. “Until then, the truth is, God loves all his children, and because he loves us, we can trust him and keep his commandments.”

Some audience members welcomed Uchtdorf’s approach, which seemed more consistent with the church’s position.

“It seemed fairly close to the line we’ve been getting lately — the idea that the practice is sinful, but homosexual tendencies are acceptable within the church as long as people don’t act on them,” said Jennie Pulsipher, a Mormon who watched the regional conference via satellite at her east-side Salt Lake City stake center. “He also emphasized that [gays] should be treated lovingly as children of God.”

Bill Bradshaw, a microbiologist at BYU lectured:

“I have spent a long time investigating the published evidence from empirical studies, and I know that the overwhelming evidence strongly favors the position that sexual orientation is programmed by biological mechanisms,” he said. “The evidence that it’s a choice or that it’s programmed by social or psychological forces is lacking.”

… Bradshaw lectured about the topic in a BYU bioethics class, explaining all the research he has uncovered in recent years.

The question of cause inevitably leads to the next question — the issue of change, he said. “The evidence shows overwhelmingly that orientation is not amenable to change.”

So, Mormon prophets are saying God loves the Gay… and the flock needs to be nice to them… Mormon microbiologist [Bill Bradshaw] is saying that “orientation isn’t amenable to change” and that “overwhelming evidence strongly favors the position that sexual orientation is programmed by biological mechanisms”…

Choose The Dorothy!

 If you’re going to treat your gay Brothers & Sisters lovingly, then start working on behalf of their needs.  If you want to show your gay Brothers and Sisters that you love them, then help them achieve legal equality, anti-discrimination legislation, equal housing legislation, workplace equality, anti-bullying legislation,  gay marriage (repeal DOMA) and the repeal of DADT.
If you don’t, then once again it’s empty rhetoric designed to improve the image of the LDS church at the expense of it’s membership.  Then again, It was Boyd Packer who recommended giving members “the milk before the meat”. 


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