Apparently it gets better at BYU, but not better enough. Bloggers have been objecting to the idea that God is okay with gays and what that might mean for his Mormon constituents. It seems the divisive aspect of the discussion is whether being gay is about being gay or whether it’s about having contact with other gays.
The aspect of the discussion that’s difficult for me to understand relates to how it’s possible for different people to honestly report two different “spiritual” experiences as being correct, right, or true. For example, a Baptist minister tells his congregation that God wants them to be Baptists. A Mormon apostle proclaims to the world that God wants everyone to be Mormon. God only lets Baptists into heaven, and God only lets Mormons into heaven. With similar logic, many Mormons argue you can’t have spiritual experiences that contradict what modern Mormon apostles teach: you can’t be gay and feel that a same-sex relationship is the right thing for you can still be okay with God. And yet some gay Mormons report feeling that exact feeling.
So what’s that all about? Share your opinion on the matter.
(Gay) Mormon Guy: It Gets Better… at BYU