The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has quietly doubled down on a controversial policy toward gay members by including it in a recently updated manual for missionaries. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. Up until then, gay Mormons seemed to have a little more flexibility in matters of faith and sexuality. Jenkins said that changed with the new guidelines, which sent a clear message: no more gray area.
Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
The LDS Church Quietly Doubles Down On A Controversial Gay Policy | KUER
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SCArRED: Concerning the life of a gay LDS missionary
The law of chastity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church states that "sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife. Homosexuality-related violations of the law of chastity may result in church discipline. Members of the church who experience homosexual attractions, including those who self-identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual , may remain in good standing in the church if they abstain from sexual relations outside opposite-sex marriage. The LDS Church previously taught that homosexuality is a curable condition,   but now states that "individuals do not choose to have such attractions. A recent article on a church website states that: "While shifts in sexuality can and do occur for some people, it is unethical to focus professional treatment on an assumption that a change in sexual orientation will or must occur.
Except for the pain in his eyes, he looked good: tan and wiry with wild blue eyes and an all-in smile. It was weird to see him not wearing his white shirt, tie and black name tag, but it was just as weird for me not to be wearing mine. We had just finished two years of missionary service in northern Italy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the Mormons — and were about to start our first semester at Brigham Young University. We got a table for two in the student center food court.