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by Wonnerful
13 Apr 2018, 18:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2119

Re: If Church's stance on Gays is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

Simple: It's a bad policy from a flawed organization run by flawed people. I don't expect there to be gay sealings, but not labeling them as sinners/apostates and robbing them of their temple recommends wouldn't be too much to ask. The policies have gotten better over the years (mostly), but the th...
by Wonnerful
13 Apr 2018, 17:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2119

Re: If Church's stance on Gays is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

By being a voice of reason within my sphere of influence. Also, by refusing to use the word "Gays". I would never says "Straights", so I never say "Gays". "Homosexual people" is longer, but it is much more accurate, kind, and non-dismissive in nature. I know you meant NO negativity or disrespect in...
by Wonnerful
13 Apr 2018, 17:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2119

Re: If Church's stance on Gays is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

By being a voice of reason within my sphere of influence. Also, by refusing to use the word "Gays". I would never says "Straights", so I never say "Gays". "Homosexual people" is longer, but it is much more accurate, kind, and non-dismissive in nature. I know you meant NO negativity or disrespect in...
by Wonnerful
13 Apr 2018, 17:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2119

Re: If Church's stance on Gays is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

There comes a point in coping where any issue -- whether their conscription model of service, leadership abuse, forced tithing, history, doctoral stances, bad programs and structure, policies on gays -- is dealt with in a similar manner. I compartmentalize it. if it doesn't affect me (like the trea...
by Wonnerful
13 Apr 2018, 11:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2119

If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

For those who think the LDS church is wrong to say same-sex affection/behavior is sinful, how do you deal with the shame this potentially causes gay LDS members? I am heterosexual but I have empathy for the gay LDS member. I do like the "LDS and gay" website in that it tries to reduce shame and enco...
by Wonnerful
05 Apr 2018, 16:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you Resigned; What's the process of Re-Entry?
Replies: 2
Views: 341

If you Resigned; What's the process of Re-Entry?

I resigned over a decade ago for intellectual reasons. I am curious what the process is for re-entry into the LDS church. I did my own Google search and read the Handbook for Bishops and Stake Presidents, but it does not give much detail. I read some online say you have to attend the LDS church ever...
by Wonnerful
03 Apr 2018, 18:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resigned LDS; Thinking Going Back; Need Help Resolving Concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Resigned LDS; Thinking Going Back; Need Help Resolving Concerns

Thanks Roy, You gave me a lot to think about. I think you are right that I should try rubbing shoulders first and not jump in and try to get rebaptized. This is all very new to me. Just three months ago I would have told a person they were crazy if they said you're gonna start playing with the idea ...
by Wonnerful
03 Apr 2018, 18:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resigned LDS; Thinking Going Back; Need Help Resolving Concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Resigned LDS; Thinking Going Back; Need Help Resolving Concerns

To dande48, Your thoughts resonate with me quite a bit. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I like how you said, “I own my membership, and set my involvement by my own terms. I also do not have a calling, or accept Church assignments. But I am more than willing to help out, if its a personal favor.” I...
by Wonnerful
03 Apr 2018, 17:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resigned LDS; Thinking Going Back; Need Help Resolving Concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Resigned LDS; Thinking Going Back; Need Help Resolving Concerns

Try attending church and see where it takes you. You don't have to be a member to engage with the church. Maybe rebaptism is right for you. Maybe it isn't. But if you find fulfillment in the church, go for it. I'm struggling with many of those same concerns myself, so I can't help you there. Best w...
by Wonnerful
03 Apr 2018, 11:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resigned LDS; Thinking Going Back; Need Help Resolving Concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: Resigned LDS; Thinking Going Back; Need Help Resolving Concerns

Thanks for all the comments

I am going to finish reading through them all and then comment further