Anti-Gay

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Thanks to Ian over at War is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is strength, I came across this article from five years ago when President Hinckley was interviewed regarding politics.

This statement stood out:

We are not anti-gay. We are pro-family. I want to emphasize that.

I know many members who do not see a difference between the two. Is there a difference? Can someone by pro-family without being anti-gay?

107 thoughts on “Anti-Gay

  1. I personally think that if a mother and a father, a heterosexual couple, dont ahve love in their home and dont respect each other, the god head is going to have much more to sya than if a homosexual couple ahve have love in their home and respect each other.im not exactly çanswering your question but i htink its somehting we shoudl take into consideration.

  2. When would you know if the Prophet is speaking for the Lord or just giving his own thoughts on a subject?

    Perhaps the Lord feels different about Gays than the Prophet or church traditions do.

    Where is the “Thus sayith the Lord”

  3. Bill, as you ought to know, there’s absolutely no reason the Prophet has to say “Thus saith the Lord” when prefacing an announcement of the Lord’s will.

  4. I must disagree with you on that one. How many topics have been discussed here where the way out for bad church “traditions” (Polygamy, Curse of Cain, Coca Cola, etc) was to claim the Prophet was speaking as a man and not as the Prophet? You cannot have it both ways. Either he always speaks as the Prophet or only when he says something like thus saith the lord.

    I doubt the Lord hates Gays as much as religious people claim he does.

  5. Bill/George, I recommend you read the words of Ezra Taft Benson in his talk “Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet” delivered at Brigham Young University in February 1980.

    Particularly, I draw attention to President Benson’s sixth fundamental: “The prophet does not have to say ‘Thus saith the Lord’ to give us scripture.”

    I hope you’ll find the full text helpful and informative at the following link: http://www.lds-mormon.com/fourteen.shtml

  6. You are still trying to have it both ways. Benson was not the prophet when he gave the speech you mentioned. Those words were his thoughts and not church doctrine. Church traditions would be a better term and we know that traditions are often wrong.

    Using your example then whatever the prophet says would be scripture even the wrong stuff that has been mentioned. If you can prove your point using church doctrine, then we would have something to talk about.

    Why do you feel it is necesary to continue to try and insult me by using the name Bill? I agreed to quit calling you school boy.

  7. You’ve never said the name “Bill” was an insult. You used it yourself. I’ve never thought it was demeaning. What’s wrong with it?

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