Few topics are as emotionally charged or require more sensitivity than same-sex attraction. This complex matter touches on the things we care about most: our basic humanity, our relationship to family, our identity and potential as children of God, how we treat each other, and what it means to be disciples of Christ. (from the new mormonsandgays.org site)
In an effort to encourage understanding and civil conversation about same-sex attraction, the Church has launched the website "Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction", which can be found at mormonsandgays.org. You can read more about the purpose of the website on the Mormon Newsroom.
Seems like this is pretty ground-breaking, particularly the portion which reads, "Even though individuals do not choose to have such attractions, they do choose how to respond to them." This is just MY opinion, but this seems like a change from my perception of past Church awareness. The discussion that homosexuality or same-sex attraction is not necessarily a choice feels like a new stance from the church as far as I am concerned.
What do you think of the site?
Do you think this represents a change in past Mormon norms?
Do you think this site is a good idea?
I would love to hear your thoughts!