NoSurfGirl–I admit this is for you. It didn’t start that way, but since we so often talk about it… well, we kind of dance around it anyway….
I’ve really struggled for a long time to adequately organize my thoughts on this issue. Let me be perfectly clear–I have never opposed or disagreed with the Church on its stance. Rather, I just have never figured out for myself how to articulate my response. You might say that I’ve been searching for the faith and testimony to stand in defense of what I’ve long believed to be true and right.
I’ll admit a certain fortune in never having my beliefs outright questioned on the issue as well, though I imagine that time is fading. And in the interest of full disclosure, I’ll point out that I have several gay friends.
So, without further ado, I bring you the single best piece I have yet seen on explaining the Church’s position on Same-gender Attraction. And I challenge you (everyone, not just NoSurfGirl) to read the whole thing start to finish despite the length. I was amazed to find that by the end, literally every question I had ever asked, heard, or wondered about had been answered. For me, it cleared up so many of those gray issues, so many of those “I’m not quite sure,” things, and, yes, it even fortified my own testimony.
Note: I want to make it perfectly clear that this is in NO WAY intended as a critique of NoSurfGirl, her ideologies, her beliefs, or anything else. She and her husband are two of my best friends and people I admire to the extreme in more ways than I could ever count. They both already know that and would never take this post the wrong way, so please don’t make the same mistake.