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06/26/2007

Video: Mormons with 'More men' desire

by Jeremy Hooper

Two different portraits of gay Mormon marriages, courtesy of Salt Lake City's Fox 13 News:


::sigh:: We really have nothing to say on this. You either go through life thinking your version of God made a mistake on you and therefore deny yourself of true pleasure, or you come to peace with both your reality and your faith views. One side is unlikely to ever see eye-to-eye with other, so what does a gay advocate even add to the conversation?

Well, perhaps we can suggest they find a drug similar to the one their ancestors took to deal with conflicting views on man/woman/woman/woman relations:

Gay, Mormon and Married-Part 1 [YouTube]
Gay, Mormon and Married-Part 2 [YouTube]

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Your thoughts

I could not watch the viodeo's as I am at work, however, I was Mormon for 38 years, served my mission and got married in the San Diego temple. I was married for 12 years and during that time, was sent to numerous therapists and counselors to overcome my same-sex desire. My wife was patient and understanding, however, we were both unhappy. I was faithful, read the scriptures, prayed and fasted, went tot eh Temple and attended all the numerous meetings and filled my callings in the church. I had to believe that if I was faithful enough, God would change me, what other choice did I have as a Mormon?

Finally, I had the realization that maybe the problem was not me, maybe I was not broken and felt the way I did for a reason and maybe God could still love me. My wife and I seperated, and while it has been hard, I am finally happy in my life. I would not recommend marriage to "fix" homosexuality. I do not believe the church recommends this any longer as they recognize the unfairness to the spouses involved. I wish I had come to my realization earlier, however, I do not now regret my deicison to get a divorce and leave the church.

Posted by: Todd | Jun 26, 2007 12:26:28 PM

Wonderful testimony Todd. Thanks for sharing.

The problem is religion has done more harm to GLBT folks than helped. Faith in God alone is something totally different. After embracing faith in God alone all other man-made doctrine and traditions suddenly melt away. True freedom I believe lies with us accepting a personal relationship with Christ alone. I find that religion hinders that relationship.

Posted by: Ken | Jun 26, 2007 4:15:02 PM

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