You’ve all probably either seen or heard this video by now and if you haven’t seen it, then here it is:
I think it is good that BYU is reaching out to Gay Mormon members. While I’m not of that persuasion, I know people including family members who are, and they feel very distant from the LDS church and also members of the Church. By BYU reaching out to gay Mormon students, it shows they support them and love them as individuals.
After watching the video, I can see it is a good thing to come out and discuss the issue openly and support people who struggle with this. I view it as something like any other weakness that we as humans struggle with and we need help and the Lord’s love to get through the struggles.
On the other hand, I could see how this video could be interpreted as showing the image that BYU, and essentially the LDS or Mormon church supports the sexual acts involved of being a gay Mormon. This, I can see could hurt the Mormon Church’s stance on homosexuality as being a sin and not condoning it.
What are your thoughts?