Most Church leaders seem to agree that professional counselors can play an important role in helping individuals experiencing problems with homosexuality. Latter Day Saints in popular culture. Among the two hundred single men, only 10 percent were able to marry. Archived from the original on October 26, University of Southern California Annenberg. Retrieved 21 November
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Retrieved May 18, Between 51 percent and 69 percent of mixed-orientation Mormon marriages end in divorce, well above the roughly 25 percent of LDS couples who split up. However, top LDS leaders only started regularly addressing queer topics in public in the late s. He also reaffirmed the church's views that "gender is part of our eternal God-given identity and purpose" and stated that the Church does not baptize "those who are planning trans-sexual operations" and that undergoing a "trans-sexual operation" may imperil the membership of a church member. Discuss dating and dating practices.
Here essayists recount how they emerged from homosexual lifestyles to find satisfaction in rejoining the Church mainstream, some even finding success in heterosexual marriages 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 Mormon church revises stance on LGBT rights. We strive for accuracy and fairness. What it means to be gay at BYU". Though LGBT Americans now have same-sex marriage rights and numerous other rights that seemed farfetched years ago, the work of advocates is not over. Also hosted online at escholarship.