Mormons have an inherited crossing-the-plains instinct to circle the wagons against danger, protecting our loved ones, and we do it very well. But sometimes we don’t, especially when the loved one is a homosexual. Then we often circle the wagons around our fears and prejudice, leaving the gay person outside the warmth, abandoned to the wolves and the weather. How are we as Latterday Saints doing these days in being more embracing of our homosexual brothers and sisters? In this session, Pearson will share stories and read excerpts from her recent book, No More Goodbyes: Circling the Wagons around Our Gay Loved Ones, and play, Facing East. Please come with your own stories, suggestions, roadmaps, and hopes for the future.
CAROL LYNN PEARSON