Category Archives: Homosexuality

Cookie Cutter Gender Roles

The LDS church believes that women and men have distinct roles and a distinct destiny.  Mormon men are to be breadwinners and mormon women housewives.  Mormon men will become Heavenly Fathers who will govern universes while Mormon women will become Heavenly Mothers to nurture spiritual children.  Although women who choose to be housewives are certainly …

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Why the LDS Church Will not Accept Gay Marriage

Heavenly Father may guide his church through his prophet but let’s face it; often Heavenly Father urges the prophet to do what society is urging him to do.  The LDS church has to be sufficiently mainstream to attract new members. It will continue to adapt as society changes.  Many liberal Mormons hope that the church …

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The Sexual Guilt Cycle in Mormonism

Dr. Darell Ray did some outstanding research on sexual guilt in religion. He gave David Packman an interesting interview in which explained that religions are obsessed with sex.  He believes that when people have sex and feel guilty because of their religious upbringing, they only have one place to turn for forgiveness, their religions.  If …

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“Born again” Coming to terms with my sexuality

“Homosexuality is a serious sin.” That’s what the For Strength of Youth Pamphlet said.  When I was thirteen, I had the conception that homosexuality was something terrible.  I believed that it was a “choice” that people made to do sexual perversions. In my middle school, a lesbian girl sat in front of me.  I don’t …

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Gay Missionary

When I was in the MTC, I wrote a letter of confession to my President.  I told him about my homosexual inclinations. I was called into an Interview. He looked at me and said “Elder Hale, Tell me about your same-sex attraction.”  I told him that I was trying not to think about it. Then he …

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