Bully, Bully, Time to Stop

There’s been a lot of focus on encouraging kids (and adults) to “hang in there” because it gets better, and the recent encouragement to keep on keeping on is important, as are the calls to end bullying and slurs. But what is a person to do when faced with a bully, right here, right now? […]

Got Spirit – We’re purple for Spirit Day

What is Spirit Day? Well… The idea behind Spirit Day, first created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month, is a simple one, not dissimilar to the idea of “Spirit Week” held in many high schools, and can be summed up in three words: Everyone Rally Together. Spirit Day honors the teenagers who had taken […]

An answer to prayer

Bob25 wrote this comment in another thread, and I thought it was a strong enough comment to deserve its own thread. If you want to talk about Elder Packer and his position on historians (which position is also discussed in his biography, not just here on the internet), please use the thread on the talk. […]

LDS Church Response to HRC

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and several other organizations are delivering more than 100,000 petitions to the LDS Church today in response to the comments made by Boyd K. Packer at General Conference Sunday morning. Following are some large excerpts from the LDS statement. The full statement may be read here. My name is Michael […]

Come Out, Take Action

On the even of National Coming Out Day, this question came into the mailbox: Dear Mormons for Marriage, I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and would like to know what can be done now in the fight for equality for all. How can I get involved and […]

Edits to Boyd K. Packer’s talk

We’ve discussed this talk briefly in another post and noted that there were some changes made between the version given at General Conference on Sunday morning and the official transcript now available online at lds.org.   For those of you interested in the changes, read on.

We march to keep them living

Rally and march to bring awareness to LGBT youth suicide. Who: David Melson, Executive Director, Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons Bonnie Graves, Board Member, The Trevor Project Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director, Soulforce Rev. Mike Daggett, Human Rights Campaign Andrea Shorter, Deputy Marriage and Coalitions Director, Equality California Caitlin Ryan, Director, Family Acceptance Project Danielle […]

Why would God allow his children to be born homosexual?

This question was posed at General Conference Sunday morning: “Why would God allow his children to be born homosexual?” Why would God allow his children to be born poor? or right-handed? or green-eyed? or Mormon? or Jewish? or Muslim? or rich? Maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe, just maybe, God loves us, no matter how, where […]