Retrieved June 4, The harms of religious exemptions are not limited to outright refusals or deterring LGBT people from seeking goods and services. Same-Sex Attraction Speech. Others are more narrowly circumscribed, focusing particularly on adoption and foster care services and physical and mental healthcare services.
The church teaches that homosexual behavior has always been a grievous sin. Standard Examiner. In the past the LDS church like Orthodox Judaism, evangelical Christianity, and Catholicism encouraged its LGBTQ members to attempt to change their sexual orientation, and continued to communicate into that changing one's sexual orientation was possible through personal righteousness, prayer, faith in Christ, psychotherapy, and group therapy and retreats.
Families Under Fire Conference. The Rev. University of California, Los Angeles. Public Religion Research Institute. BYU Studies Quarterly. Finally, interviewees emphasized that the scope of religious exemptions is poorly understood, and many people perceive these exemptions as blanket permission to discriminate based on religious beliefs.
Both agree the number of BYU students dealing with homosexuality is somewhere around 4 to 5 percent. Out Sports. Other teachings include when in Hinckley then in the First Presidency had stated that "marriage should not be viewed as a therapeutic step to solve problems such as homosexual inclinations or practices
October 9, Based on online records from , the university no longer exists. Retrieved January 16, The Rev. The church teaches that members should not indulge in activities that will intensify homosexual feelings, such as viewing pornography, masturbating, or participating in homosexual behavior.