So, this happened: Mormons Building Bridges joins LDS, gay followers. And, once again, we are told that both sides are to blame for the “misunderstandings” that have occurred.
""Headed by Mormons Building Bridges, a group focused on bringing together LDS people and members of the LGBT community, these public conversations attempt to defuse hostilities and clear up confusion between the two groups, who often find themselves at odds.".
Yep. There are hostilities on both sides, and confusion on both sides. Although, growing up in the mormon church, I didn’t have any confusion. I knew very well what the church thought about people like me. I hid for years because I understood perfectly what would happen if my “horrible” secret was found out. No confusion there.
I guess all of this is just a misunderstanding as well: The Abominable and Detestable Crime Against Nature: A Revised History of Homosexuality & Mormonism, 1840-1980 Wait. What’s that? An article that documents a long history of mormon hatred? It must be some confusion on the part of the LGBT community. In fact, when a gay witch hunt at BYU led 5 men to commit suicide in 1965, that was probably just confusion too. If only they had been more willing to talk, and iron out their differences.
But, what was I thinking? Everyone knows that the animosity between the mormon church and the LGBT community didn’t start until Prop 8 happened, and even with Prop 8, it’s not like one side spent millions of dollars to deprive the other side of a basic right. No. There was confusion and hostility on both sides.
If only members of the LGBT community would take the time to learn about the mormon church, meet the members, and not be so hostile toward them, I’m sure all of our confusion would be resolved in no time.
its weird how my sexuality is so important to people with whom i have no intention of having sex