RST2009 saidbecause its a way to appear sympathetic to homosexuals when they would never condone homosexual behaviour amongst their membership.
In fact there are a lot of Mormons here at RJ, both active, and ex. If you are open about your sexuality, you just have to live a life of celibacy. There is a gay Mormon here in melbourne who has even been tot he Temple.
Oh, for sure. But if you act on your "urges", dis-fellowship then excommunication, if you conform to the rigid rules your fine, if you live your life of your own accord, buh-bye.
I recall as a youth talking to my Bishope about having wet dreams, and I made the mistake of informing him I had the ability to stop them, as I did, because I knew I was having them. Thats were I got into trouble, because I had the ability to stop it, and I didn't.
The last time I talked to a Bishope about masturbation, and he was a guy I grew up with, and when he asked me did I have any trouble wit it, my reply was no not at all, it all works really well. he just laughed in frustration I think.