The sacred role of bishops and stake presidents in ministering to LGBT members cannot be overemphasized, as oftentimes, you are the first person in whom they may confide. Your love and acceptance of them will lead them closer to the Savior and to His church. Most LGBT members who remain active in their wards have had loving church leaders who have walked this journey with them and have sought the Lord’s will in helping individuals with their varying and diverse circumstances
In addition, bishops and stake presidents can create an atmosphere in their wards and stakes where LGBT members can feel accepted and appreciated, regardless of what decisions they have made. Helping all ward members become more Christ-like and accepting of others will provide opportunities for LBGT members to feel the love of their fellow brothers and sisters, and to know where to turn for love and support
For more information email Bishop Jonathan Manwaring at [email protected].