Homosexuality and religion Transgender people and religion. Words mean different things to different people, and the definition of a word can change throughout our lives. If you decide to share your experiences of feeling same-sex attraction or to openly identify as gay, you should be supported and treated with kindness and respect, both at home and in church. Archived from the original on November 7, Encourage the member to be in appropriate situations with members of the opposite sex, even if he has to force himself. The LDS Church has campaigned against government recognition of same-sex marriage and the issue of same-sex marriage has been one of the church's foremost political concerns since the s.
But the church reminded members that being in an intimate same-sex relationship is a sin.
Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
Relation to gender identity, sexual orientation and neuropsychiatric disorders". The law of chastity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church states that "sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife. In Novemberthe church clarified that its members who are in a same-sex marriage are in apostasy and would be subject to church discipline. If you experience same-sex attraction, you may or may not choose to use a sexual orientation label to describe yourself. Here essayists recount how they emerged from homosexual lifestyles to find satisfaction in rejoining the Church mainstream, some even finding success in heterosexual marriages A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction".
Perhaps such susceptibilities are inborn or acquired without personal choice The Utah-based religion of 16 million worldwide members has held firm to its opposition of gay marriage and homosexual activity while trying to foster an empathetic stance toward LGBTQ people. New rules also say children can be barred from being baptized until they disavow homosexuality. He said the policy's emotional toll — including what he called a spike in teen suicides — has been traumatic. These factors may include Archived from the original on October 17,