This is one of the more powerful commentaries I’ve read on what it’s like to be a Mormon for marriage equality caught in the crossfires of personal conviction, leaders of your church, and other members of your church.
Mostly True Stuff: To my LDS readers.
I immediately think of this clip from the movie Saved (below) and this line at the end of the movie:
Mary: So everything that doesn’t fit into some stupid idea of what you think God wants you just try to hide or fix or get rid of? It’s just all too much to live up to. No one fits in one hundred percent of the time. Not even you.
Pastor Skip: I know that, Mary.
Dean: I know in my heart that Jesus still loves me.
Mary: Why would God make us all so different if he wanted us to be the same?
Hilary Faye: Mary, turn away from Satan. Jesus, he loves you.
Mary: You don’t know the first thing about love.
Hilary Faye: [throws a Bible at Mary] I am FILLED with Christ’s love! You are just jealous of my success in the Lord.
Mary: [Mary holds up the Bible] This is not a weapon! You idiot.