Being Gay at BYU - Part 2

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Being Gay at BYU - Part 2

Post by mom3 » 29 Apr 2019, 20:53

"I stayed because it was God and Jesus Christ that I wanted to follow and be like, not individual human beings." Chieko Okazaki Dialogue interview

"I am coming to envision a new persona for the Church as humble followers of Jesus Christ....Joseph and his early followers came forth with lots of triumphalist rhetoric, but I think we need a new voice, one of humility, friendship and service. We should teach people to believe in God because it will soften their hearts and make them more willing to serve." - Richard Bushman

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Re: Being Gay at BYU - Part 2

Post by nibbler » 30 Apr 2019, 05:25

Don't look directly into the comments.

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Re: Being Gay at BYU - Part 2

Post by Curt Sunshine » 30 Apr 2019, 07:57

Great video. Discouraging comments, from many different faith traditions. I generally don't read comments, since it seems the trolls and haters come out of the woodwork.

I expected the comments to be bad, so I wasn't surprised. This is a global issue. It obviously isn't confined to the LDS Church. I actually am encouraged to a degree that what I have read in LDS-heavy areas has not been as bad as those comments, even with some condemnatory comments in those areas.
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Re: Being Gay at BYU - Part 2

Post by dande48 » 30 Apr 2019, 08:29

nibbler wrote:
30 Apr 2019, 05:25
Don't look directly into the comments.

*Immediately looks at the comments*
. Thanks, Nibs.
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Re: Being Gay at BYU - Part 2

Post by DarkJedi » 30 Apr 2019, 15:23

:thumbup: :clap:

(I didn't look at the comments.)
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