LDS Church leaders recently had an official letter read to the teen and adult membership reiterating the Church’s stand that marriage is an institution for one man and one woman (against Mormon gay marriages). For those struggling with the Church’s official stance, several options were suggested:
- re-read the “Proclamation to the World;
- resolve the issue through personal study and prayer; and
- visit privately with your local Church leadership.
Robert Kirby, Mormon humorist and theologian, suggests an additional action:
- adjust your medication levels.
Which made me think: Certainly there must be other options:
- re-read and aggressively study the Book of Leviticus;
- review everything Christ said about same-sex marriage;
- explain to a gay couple why their union is a threat to “traditional” marriage and give them a sincere hug;
- talk to a biologist/geneticist about same-sex attraction;
- interview a Catholic priest about the joys of celibacy; and
- study GA statements about race prior to 1978.
Okay, I really don’t recommend an in-depth study of the Book of Leviticus. In fact, I’m not a big fan of the Old Testament in general, except the Books of Job and Ecclesiastes. And what does Ecclesiastes have to say about SSA? “If two lie together, then they have heat. How can one be warm alone?” Notice, there is no mention of male or female in this verse.