Todd just found a youtube video of the documentary Legacies about the treatment of Mormon gays by their church:
Spencer Kimball’s attitudes about sexuality, unfortunately, can only be characterized as superstition.
In the Mormon case, superstition is intertwined with claims to personal revelation. The latter is defined such that the superstition cannot be legitimately questioned but is buttressed by wishful thinking, suspension of disbelief, and hindsight attribution.
To break through the cycle of self-deception, I consider it critical that proponents of gender equality refer to homophobic religious assertions as superstition.
The nature of homosexuality is not a matter of faith but an empirical question that has been answered on the merit of the evidence.