"seldom are happy people"
and lesbians seldom are happy people. Theirs is a relationship
that is unnatural, one not bound by fidelity, trust, or loyalty,
and one totally lacking in the meaningful family relationships
that marriage offers. Homosexuality often espouses emotional
problems because of the constant insecurity inherent in a
relationship neither sanctioned by nor protected by the law."
"Because there is
no legal bond, homosexuality too often encourages, or at least
"To say that "no
one gets hurt" is presumptive. Homosexuals are hurt by the
unacceptability of the relationship, not only by society,
but also by themselves. This is evidenced by their almost
universal desire that their children (if they have any) not
follow the same pattern."
"Someone does get
hurt. There is harm in homosexuality. Many homosexuals
seek to introduce others into their practice, often those
in their tender, impressionable years. Many studies have
indicated that such early homosexual experience may interfere
with normal sexual adjustment in subsequent marriage."
"Nor is homosexuality
compatible with peace of mind, tranquility of soul, or with
the Spirit of our Father in heaven that all of us want, need,
and enjoy when we live in accordance with his laws."
"Just as the Word
of Wisdom is the Lordís way with or without medical proof
of its value to our health, so likewise the moral law taught
by the Church does not require any medical proof of its value
to our spiritual and physical health. It is sufficient
that the Lord has told us to marry, to have children, and
to do this according to the righteous ways of the law of God.
In this lies physical health, emotional stability, and true
- Official Mormon Church Publication, LDS Church Ensign,
July 1974, Page 14
is Pleasing to the Devil
Churchís stand on homosexual relations provides another arena
where we offend the devil. I expect that the statement
of the First Presidency and the Twelve against homosexual
marriages will continue to be assaulted. Satan is only interested
in our misery, which he promotes by trying to persuade men
and women to act contrary to Godís plan. One way he does this
is by encouraging the inappropriate use of sacred creative
powers. A bona fide marriage is one between a man and a woman
solemnized by the proper legal or ecclesiastical authority.
Only sexual relations between husband and wife within the
bonds of marriage are acceptable before the Lord."
"There is some
widely accepted theory extant that homosexuality is inherited.
How can this be? No scientific evidence demonstrates absolutely
that this is so. Besides, if it were so, it would frustrate
the whole plan of mortal happiness. Our designation as men
or women began before this world was. In contrast to the
socially accepted doctrine that homosexuality is inborn, a
number of respectable authorities contend that homosexuality
is not acquired by birth. The false belief of inborn homosexual
orientation denies to repentant souls the opportunity to change
and will ultimately lead to discouragement, disappointment,
to the legal and loving marriage between a man and a woman
are helping to unravel the fabric of human society. I
am sure this is pleasing to the devil. The fabric I
refer to is the family. These so-called alternative life-styles
must not be accepted as right, because they frustrate Godís
commandment for a life-giving union of male and female within
a legal marriage as stated in Genesis. If practiced by all
adults, these life-styles would mean the end of the human
Makes Men "servants of Satan forever"
masturbation is the introduction to the more serious sins
of exhibitionism and the gross sin of homosexuality. We
would avoid mentioning these unholy terms and these reprehensible
practices were it not for the fact that we have a responsibility
to the youth of Zion that they be not deceived by those who
would call bad good, and black white."
"The unholy transgression
of homosexuality is either rapidly growing or tolerance is
giving it wider publicity. If one has such desires and tendencies,
he overcomes them the same as if he had the urge toward petting
or fornication or adultery. The Lord condemns and forbids
this practice with a vigor equal to his condemnation of adultery
and other such sex acts. And the Church will excommunicate
as readily any unrepentant addict."
"Good men, wise
men, God-fearing men everywhere still denounce the practice
as being unworthy of sons of God; and Christís church denounces
it and condemns it so long as men have bodies which can be
"This heinous homosexual
sin is of the ages. Many cities and civilizations have gone
out of existence because of it. It was present in Israelís
wandering days, tolerated by the Greeks, and found in the
baths of corrupt Rome."
"This is a most
unpleasant subject to dwell upon, but I am pressed to speak
of it boldly so that no youth in the Church will ever have
any question in his mind as to the illicit and diabolical
nature of this perverse program. Again, Lucifer deceives and
prompts logic and rationalization which will destroy men and
make them servants of Satan forever."
between the reprobate and the worthy person is generally that
one yielded and the other resisted. It is true that oneís
background may make the decision and accomplishment easier
or more difficult, but if one is mentally alert, he can still
control his future. That is the gospel message--personal responsibility."
"And now, my dear
young people, I have spoken frankly and boldly against the
sins of the day. Even though I dislike such a subject, I believe
it necessary to warn the youth against the onslaught of
the arch tempter who, with his army of emissaries and all
the tools at his command, would destroy all the youth of Zion,
largely through deception, misrepresentation, and lies."
Apostle James E. Faust, "Serving the Lord and Resisting
the Devil," Church Gerneral Conference, Spring 1995.
- The Prophet Spencer W. Kimball, "President Kimball Speaks
Out on Morality," Official Mormon Publication, LDS New Era,
Nov. 1980, Page 39
do not find in the Bible the modern terms "petting" nor "homosexuality,"
yet I found numerous scriptures which forbade such acts under
by whatever names they might be called. I could not find
the term "homosexuality," but I did find numerous places where
the Lord condemned such a practice with such vigor that even
the death penalty was assessed."
- Apostle (later the prophet) Spencer W. Kimball, "Love
Versus Lust", BYU Doctinal Speech January 5, 1965.
Homosexuals is Okay, the Idea that People are Born Gay is
of the Devil
are some circumstances in which young men may be tempted to
handle one another, to have contact with one another physically
in unusual ways. Latter-day Saint young men are not to do
this. It is remarkably dangerous. Such practices, however
tempting, are perversion."
"While I was in
a mission on one occasion, a missionary said he had something
to confess. I was very worried because he just could not get
himself to tell me what he had done."
"After patient encouragement
he finally blurted out, "I hit my companion.""
""Oh, is that all,"
I said in great relief."
""But I floored
him," he said."
a little more, my response was "Well, thanks. Somebody
had to do it, and it wouldn't be well for a General Authority
to solve the problem that way""
"I am not recommending
that course to you, but I am not omitting it."
is a falsehood that some are born with an attraction to
their own kind, with nothing they can do about it. They
are just "that way" and can only yield to those desires.
That is a malicious and destructive lie. While it is a convincing
idea to some, it is of the devil. No one is locked into
that kind of life. From our premortal life we were directed
into a physical body. There is no mismatching of bodies
and spirits. Boys are to become men --masculine, manly
men --ultimately to become husbands and fathers. No
one is predestined to a perverted use of these powers."
- Apostle Boyd K. Packer, church-wide pamphlett "For
Young Men Only" also General Conference Priesthood Session,
October 2, 1976, http://www.lds-mormon.com/only.shtml
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