Saturday, May 18, 2013

About Me & My New Blog!

     My name is Mitchell. I am making this blog to cover a rising issue that I see so much confusion, hurt, strife, contentions, and loss of faith over. I am a gay Latter-Day Saint (Mormon), but I have chosen not to act on my attractions and not to be in a homosexual relationship with another male. Too often I have seen members of the Church turn against their faith and against the leaders of the church because they feel that the church persecutes gays and/or is hypocritical or false in some way because of this.
     I am here to set things straight, and that's exactly what I'm going to do on this blog! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints DOES NOT hate gays, lesbians, or bi-sexuals. "The Church’s affirmation of marriage as being between a man and a woman “neither constitutes nor condones any kind of hostility toward gays and lesbians.”6 On the contrary, many Church leaders have spoken clearly about the love and respect with which all people are to be treated. Former Church president Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008) told members who are attracted to the same sex: “Our hearts reach out to [you]. We remember you before the Lord, we sympathize with you, we regard you as our brothers and sisters.” President Boyd K. Packer affirmed, “We do not reject you. … We cannot reject you. … We will not reject you, because we love you.”Source: (http://www.lds.org/topics/same-gender-attraction?lang=eng)
     Many members who are heterosexual seem to feel a need to accept and even fight for marriage equality, for gay marriage rights. I have seen it before. It saddens me because they are doing it with good intentions most often, but what they do not understand is the message they are sending not only to the world, but to gay Mormons like me. You DO NOT have to accept gay marriage to be accepting of gays.

     As stated before, I am gay, however I do not support gay marriage at all, does that mean I hate gays or people with Same-Sex attraction? No! of course not! I know that gay marriage is not part of God's plan, and therefore I do not and will not support it, nor will I hate or discriminate those who believe otherwise, I will merely disagree with their decisions.
     I hope that through this blog I can shed light on a subject that truly few people know the truth about because of how controversial it is. feel free to check out my first blog http://findingfaith-ldshelp.blogspot.com/ for more information. Thank you all! I love you and I know God loves you! Stay Strong and fight the good fight!


4 comments:

  1. I love that you are using this forum to talk about your experiences. I think it is so important for anyone to speak from the heart about things that are important to them.

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  2. MItchell,

    I look forward to following your blog. Good stuff!

    Steve

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