Speaker: Ron Schow

GOD LOVETH HIS CHILDREN, A NEW LDS PAMPHLET ON HOMOSEXUALITY

A new pamphlet about homosexuality appeared on the church’s website in late July, 2007. The pamphlet is entitled God Loveth His Children, and, among other things, says that the Church does not know what causes same-sex attractions but does not believe sexual abuse and sexual experimentation in childhood are responsible. It declares that same-sex attractions …

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THE RELIGIOUS-HOMOSEXUAL IDENTITY DIALECTIC: A DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH

THE RELIGIOUS-HOMOSEXUAL IDENTITY DIALECTIC: A DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH During the winter of 2002–03, 165 participants filled out an extensive survey entitled “Homosexuality among Highly Religious Mormons.” This panel will present the theoretical models being applied to this data and discuss preliminary results. RON SCHOW, MARYBETH RAYNES, LEE BECKSTEAD, MARK MALAN, GARY HORLACHER

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Film: Go Forward

In a 1998 general conference address in which he addressed the issue of Latter-day Saints with same-sex attraction, President Hinckley expressed his love for them as sons and daughters of God, and added that “if they do not act upon [their same-sex] inclinations, then they can go forward as do all other members of the …

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FILM. EMBRACING OUR HOMOSEXUAL CHILDREN

The 50-minute documentary, Embracing Our Homosexual Children, focuses on the Horstmanshoff family of Salt Lake City. John and Ilse are the parents of eleven children including three gay sons and a lesbian daughter. As their children first came out and then later as they found same-sex partners, these parents provided a nurturing and loving environment. …

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