Local Utah TV reports on “Same-Sex Attraction” in the Mormon Church (Part One)
Excerpts from KUTV’s report:
“I am a LDS mother, a wife and I struggle from same sex attraction, said Misty, whose name has been changed to protect her kids.
Evergreen International, a group whose mission is to help Mormons overcome same-sex attraction, reports that there are 4 or 5 members in each ward that are attracted to people of the same sex. It says about half of those people are married with children.
“I fully believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, Misty said. I don’t think that people are born gay. I think that they are born with the tendencies to be gay. It’s like drinking or smoking.”
Misty says she has been attracted to women since middle school and she has been unfaithful in marriage.
“I actually did have a homosexual relationship, she said.
After much contemplation, she turned to her LDS church leaders for help.
“The church was one of the largest advocates for me in trying to decide or figure out who I was and what I wanted in life.”
I don’t doubt that I will never overcome the fact that I am more comfortable with a woman, she said. “I will always struggle with that, with wanting to be with a woman.”
“Everyone has struggles, and everyone has feelings that aren’t in accordance with the church, but we’re human and you’re able to come to peace with it.”
This has been a Paid Service Announcement for Evergreen International, Boyd K. Packer, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Here’s to hoping Part Two is not.
P.S. By the way, if Evergreen’s statistic is accurate, and if there are approx. 20,000 Mormon congregations around the world, doesn’t that mean there are around 80-100,000 members in similar circumstances?
P.P.S. And btw, has my gay Canadian Facebook friend got it right when he quips:
“She sounds ‘Bi’ to me!” ??
Because if the below table is an accurate reflection of how human sexual orientation works, couldn’t that be a big part of why outfits like Evergreen continue to attract clients?