CNN:Gay rights activists see Mormons softening attitudes toward their community

According to a recent article by CNN reporter Dan Merica, attitudes towards members of the LGBT community may be “softening” among members of the LDS church.  The article talks about the efforts of Bishop Kevin Kloosterman, Joanna Brooks, Mitch Mayne and Kendall Wilcox.

Joanna Brooks: “Mormonism doesn’t simply wash off,” she said, adding that the church can’t make it that “either you are gay or you are Mormon, or either you support gay rights or you support the church.”

Mitch Mayne: “Here in the Bay Area … we are no longer seeking out LGBT members of the church and excommunicating them,” Mayne said. “Our role is to bring people closer to the Savior, so if we are routinely excommunicating people, then we are really not doing our job.”

2 Responses to “CNN:Gay rights activists see Mormons softening attitudes toward their community”
  1. Lexi says:

    I was just shown this site by a friend. I’m so glad I found it. Up until a week ago, I had thought I was in the minority of members who weren’t opposed to gay marriage. Then I wrote a post on my blog about my beliefs, and for the most part things were good. Some people respectfully disagreed with me, and that was fine.

    Until about day three. I finally shut the comments down because they were SO bigoted and so hateful. Most by members of my own faith. This made me terribly sad.

    Anyways, after all is said and done, I agree with this article. I think views are shifting. I don’t know what it means for the church as a whole. I know what it means for me. It means that I can care about an issue like this and still have a testimony. Seeing a bishop stand up and do it helps. I’m not alone.

    Thank you for showing me to this article and this site!

  2. Robynne says:

    It makes me so, so happy and humbled to see that there are members of the church who are not afraid to “choose the right” even if it’s not popular among most members. I hope more of my family will soften their hearts to let all families to have the same equality their families enjoy.