04 October 2010

Recommended Reading

A couple of recent posts on other blogs which I think people should consider:

http://gayldsactor.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-like-grass-over-here-thank-you-very.html

http://chedner.blogspot.com/2010/10/dear-mom-dad.html

http://clpearson.com/Elder%20Marlin%20K.%20Jensen%20Listens%20to%20Prop%208%20Pain.pdf

http://blog.beliefnet.com/flunkingsainthood/2010/10/lds-apostle-boyd-k-packer-is-wrong-about-homosexuality.html


And an interesting collection of responses to Boyd K. Packer's talk yesterday morning, which I missed (very thankfully, not to mention deliberately--I only heard the Sunday afternoon session because I was with family, and I'll say that hearing General Conference talks always reminds me of how much my beliefs have changed and how glad I am to have left certain mindsets behind--including belief that such talks are anything more than generally wise counsel assuming a given set of beliefs and often even universally applicable in principle--while retaining what I believe to be true principles of healthy living):

http://agaymormonboy.blogspot.com/2010/10/conference-controversy.html

1 comment:

Lee said...

In response to statements that no one is born with SGA and that it's reversible:

"The Church does not have a position on the causes of any of these susceptibilities or inclinations, including those related to same-gender attraction. Those are scientific questions — whether nature or nurture — those are things the Church doesn’t have a position on." Elder Dallin H. Oaks

"Case studies I believe have shown that in some cases there has been progress made in helping someone to change that orientation; in other cases not. From the Church’s standpoint, from our standpoint of concern for people, that’s not where we place our principal focus..." Elder Lance B. Wickman