Ben shares his experiences about being a gay, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He offers unique counsel for gay members, family members, and for ward members.
Michael Mclean had a faith crisis? I grew up on his songs, and the composer and author of the songs that helped shape my teenage faith had questions? Watch these videos. They will show you that the Lord loves each of us–individually and personally. And EACH of us must face a similar crucible of doubt to really break through and become who we should be.
“What I know of grace, I learned from my mother. That kind of love cannot be defined. But I can feel it when I sing. It is the feeling I had while singing this arrangement of Amazing Grace with my friends. And I can tell you that as we sang, my heart wanted to break wide open with joy.”
Watch this panel discussion with Tom and a few others.
In the video entitled “Is There a Place for Me?,” Elder Christofferson says a wide range of people can bring different gifts and perspectives to the Church. The experiences, backgrounds, and challenges that people face will show the Church what is really essential in the Gospel of Christ. Much of the rest that has been acquired over time and is much “more cultural than doctrinal” can “slip away.”
Homosexuals need to know that they absolutely have a place in the church.
Becky and Scott Mackintosh have loved their son as he has grown up, served a mission, come out as gay, and left the faith he was raised in. The entire family has learned to love in new, more inclusive ways.
In the heart of Utah County, people are picking up the standard and moving it forward to help strengthen families with LGBT members.