3 comments on “BYU: It doesn’t get better…

  1. This makes me mad too. The LDS church has an obsession with it’s members being “perfect.” I’m sorry, I know you are an atheist and don’t believe in God at all, but as a Christian, I have to just say this is NOT the Gospel of Christ. Yes, I know the bible speaks against homosexuality as a sin. But any idiot that uses the bible to justify any hatred or disgust or control over a person is NOT acting on behalf of God. Who in their right mind says “it will get better” ??? That’s dumb.

    Now, this doesn’t mean that I “agree” with homosexuality. But I certainly don’t think it’s something that needs to be treated like a disease. If I saw a gay couple holding hands or kissing, I’m not going to treat them any differently than a straight couple. BUT, if I saw a gay OR straight couple being overtly sexual in a public place when I’m with my kids, I would either remove my family or ask them if they would kindly stop while there are kids around.

    I understand so many of the objections that you express about religion. Ironically, I share many of the same objections that you have. But I read my bible every day and I have yet to see the same things that you see. I’m starting to wonder what you were actually taught. Maybe if you have time, you could right a blog about what you learned about God when you were growing up.

    Have a great week! :)

  2. The only way for homosexual human beings be accepted by me is that they pray honestly every day asking for living a chaste feelings and pure relationship. Chaste feelings because the issue begins in the deepest center of their hearts. Pure relationship because that is the good deeds before the eyes of human beings who does not believe in God yet and the humble alms they may offer to the Father (Lc 2:24).

    – I am Our Lady of America. I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives.
    ~The first words spoken by Our Lady of America, September 26, 1956
    (http://www.ourladyofamerica.org/)

    – This sign will be given for the atheists. You faithful already have signs and you have become the sign for the atheists. You faithful must not wait for the sign before you convert; convert soon. This time is a time of grace for you. You can never thank God enough for His grace. The time is for deepening your faith, and for your conversion. When the sign comes, it will be too late for many.
    ~ Medjugorje: Ivan, Jakov, Marija, Mirjana, Vicka, and Ivanka.
    (http://www.medjugorje.org/overview.htm)

    – «Just as the snow melts into the ground, so the fruit, the Spirit, will come into the hearts of all people who pray this prayer every day. For they are asking for the Holy Spirit to come over the world.»
    ~ Said by The Lady to Ida Peerdeman, in Amsterdam, on 01, April 1951
    (http://www.de-vrouwe.info/en/the-prayer)

    Me, Victor, a mere messenger of the King of Realm
    (http://mariawojtila.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/there-is-no-sex-in-paradise.html)

  3. Ernt! You are absolutely wrong. It DOES get better!

    * Just years ago, the LDS church wouldn’t accept anyone that was gay at all (no matter whether they acted on it or not).
    * Only a few years ago, many youth (including LDS youth) have turned to suicide as a solution. Now, thanks to these brave students and others (in and out of the LDS church), suicide isn’t the only option.
    * Families are accepting their gay kids.
    * Schools are becoming less tolerant of bullying.
    * Some of these people will actually find love and move to it (and yes, leave the LDS church)
    * Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – gone.
    * Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – gone.
    * States passing gay marriage in 2012: Washington, Maine, Maryland
    * States passing gay marriage in 2013: Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, Hawaii
    * Total # of states allowing gay marriage, today: 15, covering over 33% of the population
    * Even within the LDS church, there is a (growing) group of active Mormons who are marching in gay pride parades (Mormons Building Bridges). They don’t care if a gay person is a member of their church or not.

    I’d say all of those are pointing to things getting better. Please, help us continue to work toward acceptance!

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