There seems to be more rules at the intersection of LDS and LGBT than just about any other place on the map — the list seems endless. it’s reassuring to know that there’s Someone in the middle of the intersection of LDS and LGBT who’s directing the traffic, and He knows every driver and pedestrian there, where they’ve been and where they’re headed.
When did conformity become more important than the freedom that Christ paid for through his atoning sacrifice? What would Jesus say to those so wrapped up in the color of shirts worn to church? This month, Rich Keys shares some experiences and imaginings on these questions.
I Need Him Too is intended to remind BYU students, Mormons, and people everywhere, that just because someone is lesbian, gay, bisexual, trasngender, queer, or same-sex attracted, does not mean they can’t be spiritual, Mormon, a member of the Church, or believe in God and Jesus Christ. In the war of rhetoric and emotions over same-sex marriage, and anti-discrimination and religious rights legislation, what is too often lost is the reality that there are people in the middle. Real people. With hopes and dreams just like you. This is not “us” verses “them.”
So many things are happening within the Church and LDS culture that indicate a broadening understanding of the variety of sexual orientations and a more civil approach to addressing it.
from an address delivered by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf during the priesthood session of general conference