Temptations, Identity, and Homosexuality

I haven’t written in this blog for like two years, but I want to write in it more. And I mean actually write, because I mostly shared funny pictures, which I might continue, I am not sure yet.

I want to write about something that was discussed in my institute class last night. We watched a Q & A with Elder David A. Bednar, which I think is appropriate to talk about today since it is his birthday. In the video he talks about how there are no homosexuals in the Church. He is not saying that there is no same-sex attraction in the Church, but that we are all children of God, and not defined by our sexuality. Continue reading

Being Respectful While Sharing the Gospel

I have been having many conversations online about the Gospel. Most of them are about same-sex marriage. I find that if I thank them for the conversation after and let them know I too, respect their beliefs, that they will not be offended, and will be more open-minded when they see others share the Gospel. I think those that are willing to talk to me, especially those who are willing to listen to me, and not call me ‘bigot”, for that is not a valid argument for that word is only used as opion not as fact. However I am not offended and still thank those who read my comments even if they were trying to insult me, and rethink my views. I hope that I can continue sharing the Gospel and I feel the spirit as I do it. Continue reading

The Church and Same-Sex Marriage according to Allen Wyatt

In recent events, The Church’s stand on Marriage being between a man and a woman has been challenged. I think my former Bishop, Allen Wyatt does a good job at explaining the Church’s views on the subject. Now of course these are still his views. But I still thinks he does a good job. click on the links below. Continue reading

“It becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor”

Last week, I was on Facebook, and one of the pages I have liked was talking about New Mexico being the seventeenth state to legalize gay marriage. One person commented and said that Jesus said that the person without sin should cast the first stone, and that if their gay brother got married, they would support him, because that was how God made him. I didn’t like that they said that God was the one who made him gay, because I know for a fact that he didn’t. So, I commented that God didn’t make him that way. Other people responded criticizing me, and saying, “how can you sleep at night?” I can sleep because I know that there is a God and that he loves me and everyone else on the planet. Continue reading