Asking the Lord what you can learn from this experience can focus your faith on an outcome you can control. While the LDS church has somewhat softened its stance toward LGBTQ individuals in recent years, it continues to communicate to its LGBTQ members that sexual orientation change is possible through various means including prayer, personal righteousness, faith in Jesus Christ, psychotherapy, group therapy, and group retreats. New York University Press. Retrieved 29 October Church Educational System Honor Code. We know such a disease [homosexuality] is curable. Our religious doctrine dictates this usage.
We should refrain from using [gay and lesbian] as nouns to identify specific persons.
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Homosexuality and religion Transgender people and religion. However, not all who are molested become homosexual. For those with same-gender attractions, church leaders counsel that "the line of prudence is between the susceptibility and the feelings. Edward; Cragun, Ryan T. Get updates Get updates.
Local church leaders still have discretion for same-sex couples who are cohabiting but not married. The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism: Retrieved 19 July Retrieved 23 November Respondents then were asked four questions: Wrestling with the Angel: