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Retrieved March 12, The Guardian. Retrieved December 11, Retrieved June 12, Journal of Counseling Psychology. The LDS church claims the Holy Bible as scripture and, through traditional Biblical interpretations, has historically both condemned same-sex sexuality as sinful and explicitly encouraged its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer LGBTQ members to attempt sexual orientation change. While the LDS church has somewhat softened its stance toward LGBTQ individuals in recent years, it continues to communicate to its LGBTQ members that sexual orientation change is possible through various means including prayer, personal righteousness, faith in Jesus Christ, psychotherapy, group therapy, and group retreats.
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October 9, Retrieved July 31, That is a malicious and destructive lie. The false belief of inborn homosexual orientation denies to repentant souls the opportunity to change and will ultimately lead to discouragement, disappointment, and despair. Because man does have moral free agency it is inconsistent to believe that a person's homosexual orientation is inborn or locked in, and there is no real hope of change.
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It is inconceivable that—as some involved in homosexual behavior claim—[the Lord] would permit his children to be born with desires and inclinations which would require behavior contrary to his plan. Also quoted in this 'Newsweek' article. Perhaps such susceptibilities are inborn or acquired without personal choice Oaks and Elder Lance B. Wickman: "Same-Gender Attraction " ".
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The Church does not have a position on the causes of any of Those are scientific questions April Turning the Hearts. Event occurs at I am sure is an acquired addiction, just as drugs, alcohol and pornography are. Video also available at lds. Wanted: Parents With Courage. Archived from the original on October 21, A normal or year-old boy or girl exposed to pornographic literature could develop into a homosexual.
These grave problems are symptoms of failure in the home Retrieved May 25, Once the carnal in man is no longer checked by the restraints of family life and by real religion, there comes an avalanche of appetites Parents need to know that lack of proper affection in the home can result in unnatural behavior in their children such as homosexuality If the father is rejecting or uninvolved, or if the mother becomes 'smothering' in an attempt to fill the void left by a weak father, the child can become Homosexuality would not occur where there is a normal, loving father-and-son relationship.
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Homosexual behavior begins in various ways. Some young children are molested by strangers, acquaintances, or even relatives. However, not all who are molested become homosexual. Dean September Homosexuality results from an interaction of social, biological, and psychological factors. These factors may include To The One. Have you explored the possibility that the cause [of homosexual temptation] It is very possible to cure it by treating selfishness. There is a reason why we in the Church do not talk more openly about [homosexual temptation].
The Lord When these differences are ignored For example, though a person may suffer from homosexual inclinations that are caused by some combination of biology and environment We may not know precisely why some people feel attracted to others of the same sex, but for some it is a complex reality and part of the human experience.
We should refrain from using [gay and lesbian] as nouns to identify specific persons. Our religious doctrine dictates this usage. Retrieved November 3, Be careful not to label the person as 'homosexual' or 'gay'. Such labels can undermine the person's believe that change is possible ESI Media. First I want to change the question — there are no homosexual members of the church. We are not defined by sexual attraction. We are not defined by sexual behavior. We are sons and daughters of god and all of us have different challenges in the flesh.
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If you experience same-sex attraction, you may choose to use a sexual orientation label to describe yourself. If you decide to Identifying as gay, lesbian, or bisexual or experiencing same-sex attraction is not a sin and does not prohibit one from participating in the Church, holding callings, or attending the temple.
Shortly after that meeting of the Church Board of Education, BYU began 'aversion therapy' to 'cure,' 'repair,' or 'reorient' the same-sex desires of Mormon males.
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These young men were referred to this program by BYU's mental health counselors, by LDS bishops and stake presidents, by BYU's office to enforce student standards, or by referrals from outside BYU such as mission presidents and general authorities. October 1, Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy. Retrieved November 14, What is the church's feeling about electric shock and other forms of behavior modification?
Our experience so far has been that most people coming to us can be helped with it. April 1, Brigham Young University. Archived from the original on December 1, Most Church leaders seem to agree that professional counselors can play an important role in helping individuals experiencing problems with homosexuality. The Church has supported efforts of the LDS Social Services and other consulting professionals to research the issues and to offer a reparative therapy approach which assumes that homosexual behavior can be changed.
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