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By Robert F. Smith
Elder D. Todd Christofferson “Is There a Place For Me?” online at https://mormonandgay.lds.org/articles/church-teachings?cid=HP_TH_24-8-2017_dPAD_fMG_xLIDyL2-2_ .
“The diversity we find now in the Church may be just the beginning. Frankly, I think we’ll see greater and greater diversity. In the ancient Church there was tremendous diversity.
“And it’s not just diversity for diversity’s sake, but the fact that people can bring different gifts and perspectives. And the wide range of experience, backgrounds, and challenges that people face will show us what really is essential in the Gospel of Christ, and that much of the rest that’s been perhaps acquired over time is more cultural than doctrinal, can slip away, and we can really learn to be disciples.”
This is just an excerpt of his short remarks, and other apostles also comment under the same heading. Does this bode well for the Church? Is it an important first step to see the difference between culture and doctrine? Where might this eventually lead?
Here a new approach to survey Mormons with same sex attraction. It was formulated by people of different backgrounds as to establish some sort of balance on the topic.
And apparently there are already some positive results of feeling more empowered to talk about Mormons with same sex attractions.
Groundbreaking Study Seeks to Support Mormons Experiencing Same-Sex Attraction