Watch Now: Fireside for Parents of LGBTQIA+ Kids

February 28, 2022 |

Recording of fireside on February 27, 2022. This fireside featured a Q&A panel for parents to come and ask questions of parents who are farther along on the road of knowing they have an LGBTQIA+ child.

2021-06-06 Parent Fireside Play

Fireside for Parents of LGBTQ Kids Featuring Nathan Kitchen

June 7, 2021 |

On June 6, 2021, Affirmation hosted our first virtual fireside especially for parents of LGBTQ kids. Nathan Kitchen, president of Affirmation, was the guest speaker for the fireside.

How A Father Went From Homophobic to Loving His Gay Son

February 11, 2015 |

I wanted so badly to fix the situation. That’s what I did as a father. I fixed everything, that was my job, and this was just another “fix-it” project. At one point in our conversation, I asked; “Why would you choose this lifestyle?” I was met with a look of shock as he replied,

“Are you serious? Why on earth would I CHOOSE to be associated with one of the most misunderstood and hated groups on the planet?”

When Religion Creates Dragons

January 24, 2015 |

If opposing homosexuality on all levels is ultimately the right path in God’s eyes and I’m wrong, I risk having loved too deeply and trying too hard to be empathetic and I will be punished accordingly. If, however, equal rights for homosexuals is actually in line with Christ’s will and I didn’t help my fellowman—I risk causing pain, suicide, distancing people from God, and depriving other people of the things in life I love best.

AffirmTalk – Becky Mackintosh

November 5, 2014 |

Enjoy watching this fabulous AffirmTalk from Becky Mackintosh at the 2014 Affirmation Conference. She discusses her experience blogging about her gay LDS son and the reaction to her blog and reminds us that, “When we love unconditionally, hearts are healed, families are strengthened, and lives are saved!”