Why Gay Mormons are So Often Tempted to Blow Their Stinkin’ Heads Off, In No Particular Order… (www.devanhite.com)
I thought you might be interested in it. It has already been enough to get me arrested at BYU. Guess they don’t want to talk about this.
Keeping it alive,
A somewhat dated series I wrote for Nine Moons a couple years ago:
Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
My reply to a worried mother.
And, of course, more generally, the “gay” archives over on my personal blog.]]>
I wonder if you have or will ever take the opportunity to discuss, on this blog or elsewhere, what your experience has been in coming to terms with your own identity. I know a man in my stake, who I have served with on the High Council and in other capacities, who I believe is gay. He is a wonderful sensative man with many great talents. I’m quite certain he lives a celebate life but we’ve never talked about it and as far as I know, he isn’t “out.” Do you think sharing your experience would help others who are currently struggling? I can’t imagine that it has been easy for you but seem to have survived the ordeal.
I apologize if I’m being too nosey about your personal life but I just hope there is a way for our church to continue in the difficult struggle of holding to specific standards while at the same time welcoming those who find their personal identity is in conflict with those standards. And God bless you for your efforts so far.]]>
I am glad someone in the gay community acknowledges the remarkable changes that President Hinckley accomplished in these area.
I think as a Church we need to move toward being more united and embracing and loving everyone. Our gay brothers and sisters should never feel left out. And, although I don’t think we are perfect at this yet, in my hopeful thoughts, I believe President Hinckley paved the road for many more changes to come.
Because I believe focusing on our similarities rather than on our differences will help us better go back to Heavenly Father, thank you Silus.]]>
Nicely done post.]]>