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Description: Encourages hope, love, and acceptance of people who experience same-sex attraction or identify as gay. Attractions are not a sin, but homosexual behavior is. People don’t choose attractions, but they choose how to respond to them.
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Mormons and Gays Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction Few topics are as emotionally charged or require more sensitivity than same-sex attraction. This complex matter touches on the things we care about most: our basic humanity, our relationship to family, our identity and potential as children of God, how we treat each other, and what it means to be disciples of Christ. Where the Church stands: The experience of same-sex attraction is a complex reality for many people. The attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is. Even though individuals do not choose to have such attractions, they do choose how to respond to them. With love and understanding, the Church reaches out to all God’s children, including our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. What Needs to Change Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Twelve Apostles Purpose of This Website Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Twelve Apostles A Collection of Conversations This website is a collection of conversations; conversations with Church leaders, conversations with Church members who are attracted to people of the same sex, and conversations with the loved ones of gay spouses, children, or grandchildren who are dealing with the effects of same-sex attraction in their own lives. These conversations are not always easy to have. They deal with love and acceptance, sin and morality, aspirations and despair. Those who speak from the heart on this website do not necessarily represent in every word or detail the policies or positions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but all of them speak with authenticity because they reflect what has happened in their own lives and the experiences of those they love. The Church leaders featured here reflect the sentiments and teachings of the highest Church authorities — the First Presidency and the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. This official website does not offer a comprehensive explanation of everything related to same-sex attraction, but it does reflect the feelings of Church leaders as to how we should treat each other as part of the human family. The site offers a place where the people whose lives are impacted by attraction to the same sex can find inspiration to work through difficult challenges while remaining faithful to Church teachings. The Church’s approach to this issue stands apart from society in many ways. And that’s alright. Reasonable people can and do differ. From a public relations perspective it would be easier for the Church to simply accept homosexual behavior. That we cannot do, for God’s law is not ours to change. There is no change in the Church’s position of what is morally right. But what is changing — and what needs to change — is to help Church members respond sensitively and thoughtfully when they encounter same-sex attraction in their own families, among other Church members, or elsewhere. “It’s a difficult subject” Let’s Talk – a collection of thoughts Senior Church leaders in this website represent the official position of the Church. Additional videos feature real people sharing real experiences from their own perspectives. These candid and sincere expressions show the many human facets of a sensitive matter. Understanding comes when people on all sides of a discussion are given a chance to tell their stories. Kind and Reasoned Conversation We can all come together to foster a climate of goodwill and a determination to understand the workings of God in each individual life. Latter-day Saints take the Christian charge to “love one another” seriously. Though we all fall short, each of us can reinvest in kindness and gentle persuasion. Show Less ? Connecting and Understanding Conversation – a collection of thoughts Share this Website: ▲ Back to Top Our Common Humanity The human family comes in every shade of difference. The greatest and smallest of us possess as many unique talents as we do weaknesses. Yet it is so easy to miss the common ground we all walk on. If we want to understand one another we have to see ourselves in one another. Open the book of each individual life and you will find a familiar story. We all need forgiveness, because we all sin. We all need comfort, because we all suffer. Along this common path each of us carries a cross. But we can’t do it alone. Latter-day Saints believe that Jesus Christ suffered and died for this very reason — to bear our burdens with us. We also need each other. Belonging to a community of family, friends and believers allows us to help and be helped. We recognize in each other our common needs for intimacy and companionship and can discuss them without shame or rejection. Our individual blind spots can be filled in by our collective wisdom. Here we find our truest selves. “We are all unique” Common Humanity – a collection of thoughts “We’ve got to keep perspective” Greg “I was afraid of losing my family” Kelly A Personal Experience Ty’s Story Share this Section: ▲ Back to Top Love One Another — The Great Christian Imperative "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you." John 13:34 A Leader Who Loves Pres. Carter’s story Jesus Christ commanded us to love our neighbors. Whether sinner or saint, rich or poor, stranger or friend, everyone in God’s small world is our neighbor, including our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. Latter-day Saints believe that our true commitment to Christian teachings is revealed by how we respond to this commandment. This love is tested every day of our lives. We may know individuals with same-sex attraction in our workplaces, congregations and town halls. As people with hopes, fears and aspirations like everyone else, these neighbors deserve our love. But we can’t truly love the neighbors next door if we don’t love the neighbors under our own roof. Family members with same-sex attraction need our love and understanding. God loves all his children alike, much more than any of us can comprehend, and expects us to follow. “Disciples of Christ love all people” Love one another – a collection of thoughts "As a church, nobody should be more loving and compassionate. Let us be at the forefront in terms of expressing love, compassion and outreach. Let’s not have families exclude or be disrespectful of those who choose a different lifestyle as a result of their feelings about their own gender." “Bishops made incredible sacrifices” Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Twelve Apostles Share this Section: ▲ Back to Top Being True to Religious Beliefs True to Beliefs Beliefs – a collection of thoughts All of us can cultivate respect and understanding for one another without compromising our deepest held beliefs. No one fully knows the root causes of same-sex attraction. Each experience is different. Latter-day Saints recognize the enormous complexity of this matter. We simply don’t have all the answers. Attraction to those of the same sex, however, should not be viewed as a disease or illness. We must not judge anyone for the feelings they experience. Members of the Church who have same-sex attractions, but don’t act on them, can continue to enjoy full fellowship in the church, which includes holding the priesthood, carrying out callings, and attending the temple. Unlike in times past, the Church does not necessarily advise those with same-sex attraction to marry those of the opposite sex. Same-sex attraction itself is not a sin, but yielding to it is. However, through repentance Jesus Christ will offer forgiveness. God has given us commandments that protect the family. Same-sex attraction itself is not a sin, but yielding to it is. Reconciling same-sex attraction with a religious life can present an especially trying dilemma. Anyone who lives in both worlds can attest to its difficulty. But with faith, love and perspective it can be done. Every human being, Latter-day Saints affirm, has worth and dignity as a child of God. In this respect we are all equal. Our lives here on earth are full of joys and sorrows. But God created each of us for greater destinies. Gender is an eternal characteristic. Latter-day Saints believe that the family is the central unit of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our most cherished relationships can, under the right conditions, last for eternity. God has given us commandments that support family and individual happiness. One of these is the Law of Chastity — individuals should have no sexual relations except in marriage, which Latter-day Saints define as between a man and a woman. Sexual intimacy is a powerful and beautiful thing. For this very reason it should be treated with care, within the boundaries of commitment and responsibility. “The actual words have terrific impact” Judy’s Story “My life definitely changed” Ted’s Story “I never stopped going to church” Suzanne’s Story Share this Section: ▲ Back to Top An Eternal Perspective We live in an imperfect world. Not all the pieces of the puzzle seem to fit. But having an eternal perspective and believing in a just and merciful God gives us hope that all will work out in the end. With Him, each of us can walk the path, and chart the destiny of our spiritual lives. We believe that with an eternal perspective, a person’s attraction to the same sex can be addressed and borne as a mortal test. It should not be viewed as a permanent condition. An eternal perspective beyond the immediacy of this life’s challenges offers hope. Though some people, including those resisting same-sex attraction, may not have the opportunity to marry a person of the opposite sex in this life, a just God will provide them with ample opportunity to do so in the next. We can all live life in the full context of who we are, which is much broader than sexual attraction. Living a Fuller Life Perspective – a collection of thoughts My Belief System Danielle Impact on Families Elder D. Todd Christofferson Hope "Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:39 Though at times this path will be difficult, there is always hope. Where love is there is hope also. Everyone experiences the desperation of temptation and the emptiness of sin. This is the common condition of humankind. Nevertheless, Latter-day Saints believe that the “good news” of Jesus Christ shows that these adversities are not final. They are part of the test of mortality that all people must undergo. God’s plan for our lives rests on the powerful notion of free will and spiritual self-determination. Christ’s grace will take care of the rest. With Him, each of us can walk the path, and chart the destiny of our own spiritual lives. God will work out all the confusion and contradiction. With our small window into God’s grand plan of happiness, let us forever lean on the side of hope, with faith that what seems to us a trial will actually turn out to be a blessing. “It keeps us moving forward” Having Hope – a collection of thoughts “Moving in the direction toward God” Justin “The gospel is a gospel of hope” Elder Dallin H. Oaks Share this Section: ▲ Back to Top Additional Resources Handbook 2: Administering the Church Proclamation on the Family God Loveth His Children Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Addresses Same-Sex Attraction Interview With Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder Lance B. Wickman: “Same-Gender Attraction” Church Responds to HRC Petition: Statement on Same-Sex Attraction Church Supports Nondiscrimination Ordinances Additional Websites MORMON.ORG MORMON NEWSROOM LDS FAMILY SERVICES Rights and Use Information (Updated 2/21/2012) Privacy Policy (Updated 2/1/2012) ? 2012 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

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