Powerful and important blog post. You covered this topic with great skill. I loved you personal remarks at the end.

My Life in Zion

Last night was a unique night in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Every seat was taken in Room 445 on the second floor of the Martin Building (the MARB) on Brigham Young University’s campus in Provo, Utah. As 7PM approached there was standing room only as people pressed in to hear four young Latter-day Saints openly discuss their faith and their sexuality.

The occasion? A panel and open forum hosted by the Department of Sociology to discuss homosexuality within the Church. Renata Forste, chairwoman of the sociology department, began the evening by introducing the four students who would be sharing their experiences with Same Gender Attraction. She explained to the crowded lecture hall how all students and faculty have signed the Honor Code and agreed to abide by it. “These students, like any other students, are living within the standards of the Honor Code,” she said…

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