Accepting Gay Mormons!!!

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    Jun 01, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    I am proud to be a Gay Mormon (aka LDS) and luv the fact that I can feel so accepted and welcomed at my local church. I just wanted to share that cause i know its not llike that everywhere. So support your ppl no matter what!!

    All the luv to all of you, thanks for reading,

    -Ttma ...
  • iGator

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    Jun 01, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    That is seriously the last thing I ever thought that I would see someone say about the LDS religion...how is it that you're "accepted" by them?
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    Jun 01, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    and how do you have a boyfriend that starts the post belief in god and says i don't believe in all that shit.

    your church is accepting of that?
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    Really? I don't believe it because my local church did their best to make my life a living hell. I was getting beaten up so often that my mother let me leave the church against the threats protests of my father's family. Unfortunately , I was still in an LDS boy scout troop and they tortured me (under my grandfather's direction) for being gay AND leaving the church. I still have scars on my arms and legs from where they would press sharpened burning sticks into my skin.

    I would venture to guess you are either lying or delusional. My experience with the church is that the bigger the smile and the kinder the words, the more you are going to literally pay in blood later.
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    Glad you are the exception to the rule....

    I didn't have it so good at Church (I was LDS).... but in the end how they treated me was just one small part of why I chose to stop going....
  • wellwell

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    Jun 01, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    I'd Love to have an open-minded Mormon for a Husband. I'm very sorry that so many have had such foul experiences w/ them. I'll never b a X-tian again, but I respect the degree that the LDS Church puts forth enormous efforts to make there system work; in my estimation, far greater than other organized religions. G.S. what happened to you is no less than sadistic; it seems, that it is the fanatics in every institution who spoil it all.

    Congratulations OP, it looks like your Church Loves you quite a lot.
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    LDS (Mormons) were major opponents of Prop 9 and gay rights in general.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe6llv_anti-gay-ads-and-propaganda-of-the-mormon-church_gaylesbian

    Gay Mormon = Gay Uncle Tom
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    qwer1234 saidLDS (Mormons) were major opponents of Prop 9 and gay rights in general.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe6llv_anti-gay-ads-and-propaganda-of-the-mormon-church_gaylesbian

    Gay Mormon = Gay Uncle Tom

    i think you mean prop 8
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    calibro said
    qwer1234 saidLDS (Mormons) were major opponents of Prop 9 and gay rights in general.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe6llv_anti-gay-ads-and-propaganda-of-the-mormon-church_gaylesbian

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    i think you mean prop 8


    yeah Prop 8 icon_smile.gif thanks for clearing that up
  • wellwell

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    Jun 01, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    ...Those, were not speaking 4 all Mormons.
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    wellwell said...Those, were not speaking 4 all Mormons.


    Yeah... but there aren't too many Mormons who will actually speak out against the Church's actions.... there could be punishment from the church....
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 01, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    All I know is that every Mormon I have ever had the pleasure of knowing has been among some of the most quality people I have ever met. I don't agree with some of the Mormon church's rigid beliefs, however the Mormon church must be doing something right.
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    Unbelieve how many gay uncle toms out there supporting institutions working against gay rights. I wonder if African-Americans would ever suppot racist institutions the way some gays support anti-gay institutions.
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    Jun 01, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    ttma saidI am proud to be a Gay Mormon (aka LDS) and luv the fact that I can feel so accepted and welcomed at my local church. I just wanted to share that cause i know its not llike that everywhere. So support your ppl no matter what!!

    All the luv to all of you, thanks for reading,

    -Ttma ...


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    Jun 01, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    wellwell said...Those, were not speaking 4 all Mormons.
    That's interesting for you to say as I don't recall many Mormons standing up to say 'Yes on 8' is wrong. I think they were speaking loudly for ALL Mormons or shame on them for not having the balls to stand up and resist.

    As for the OP being accepted at his local Ward, being welcomed is not the same as being accepted as a homosexual and accepting the lifestyle of a gay man. Let me know if they allow you to be a Boy Scout leader anytime soon.
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    Jun 01, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    Qwer, I don't believe it is as dramatic as all that. What I find completely impalatable, is the amount of Ppl who believe that their rights can-or-should be bestowed upon them, by tyrants; political or sacerdotal.
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    Jun 01, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    wellwell saidQwer, I don't believe it is as dramatic as all that. What I find completely impalatable, is the amount of Ppl who believe that their rights can-or-should be bestowed upon them, by tyrants; political or sacerdotal.


    another self loathing, probably republican homo
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    Jun 01, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    ...Conjecture on all accounts.
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    Jun 01, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    wellwell saidQwer, I don't believe it is as dramatic as all that. What I find completely impalatable, is the amount of Ppl who believe that their rights can-or-should be bestowed upon them, by tyrants; political or sacerdotal.
    What I find completely "impalatable", is that a religious organization can convince so many of their flock to donate and vote against allowing equal rights for loving gay couples instead of being more concerned with the heterosexual couples getting divorced at an astonishing rate. And that there are people who still believe that the Mormon church had no part in any of it. Hmmmm....I fear some are in serious delusional denial!
    http://mormonsfor8.com/
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    Jun 01, 2011 7:37 AM GMT
    It's a trick.
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    Jun 01, 2011 8:07 AM GMT
    I ran across this gay mormon story recently...

    "Meet Preston... Preston is married. To a woman. He realized he was attracted to men when he was 12 and didn't think it was a problem - until he was TOLD that it's not okay. Ever since, the Mormon has been struggling."




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    Jun 01, 2011 8:46 AM GMT
    jayc23 saidI ran across this gay mormon story recently...

    "Meet Preston... Preston is married. To a woman. He realized he was attracted to men when he was 12 and didn't think it was a problem - until he was TOLD that it's not okay. Ever since, the Mormon has been struggling."






    This video is very interesting.....I really don't think you can change people by sending them to a weekend camp. What a miserable way to live life. Also, someday maybe not now maybe not for 20 years Prestons wife is going to come home to find him in bed with another man :-).
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    Jun 01, 2011 8:52 AM GMT
    The video is definitely thought-provoking. Would you applaud the guy for pursuing his dream of being a hetero family man, or curse him for living a life that he's not? (I'd like to hear ya'll's take on this. A new buddy of mine somewhat applauds it.)
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    Jun 01, 2011 9:45 AM GMT
    Don_Guerrilla_de_Sodom saidReally? I don't believe it because my local church did their best to make my life a living hell. I was getting beaten up so often that my mother let me leave the church against the threats protests of my father's family. Unfortunately , I was still in an LDS boy scout troop and they tortured me (under my grandfather's direction) for being gay AND leaving the church. I still have scars on my arms and legs from where they would press sharpened burning sticks into my skin.

    I would venture to guess you are either lying or delusional. My experience with the church is that the bigger the smile and the kinder the words, the more you are going to literally pay in blood later.


    In many way I belive him, as I have experienced acceptance in the truth too. But.............When I gave my letter to my Bishope he did not want to accept it, because I am not active in the gay community. But He was clear there were members of his Counsel who would hold exception to it. When I was to state I am doing nothing to break the law, he said but they are acting on a higher law.

    I can not say I was never abused by members of the Priesthood, albeit it, much of it was obtuse, but not all. Nor can I say I never received acceptance either. My 94 year old Mormon grandmother's heart beholds nothing but love for me.

    So I have seen and experienced both sides.
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    Jun 01, 2011 9:47 AM GMT
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    wellwell saidQwer, I don't believe it is as dramatic as all that. What I find completely impalatable, is the amount of Ppl who believe that their rights can-or-should be bestowed upon them, by tyrants; political or sacerdotal.


    another self loathing, probably republican homo


    I'm sorry sunshine. But id one was an American I would be called a Republican, and I can tell you this True Blue Aussie poofter is many thing but self loathing. When I vote I put country before self, you should try it sometime!