Other gay people, in search of a safe place, followed. The attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is. The LDS Church seldomly takes public positions on legislation, and most of the time only does so when the issue is considered one of morality.
Before becoming church president inhe served on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles starting in In addition to having a larger gay population, places like Portland may also have a larger share of their gay population who publicly identify as such. Nelson, members of a top governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints talk before the start of the morning session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, Sept.
Adherence to Christian doctrine is expanded to encompass the teachings of The Book of Mormon and other teachings originating with Joseph Smith, who established the Church inin New York State. The data also does not distinguish between center cities and outlying areas.
As a community of Church members, Latter-day Saints should create a welcoming community. The regional gaps in political attitudes, religion and ethnic makeup are often much wider. The Gallup analysis finds the largest concentrations in the West — and not just in the expected places like San Francisco and Portland, Ore.
But he told members of the nearly million member faith watching around the world that the religion's document detailing the doctrine — "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" — isn't' a policy statement that will be changed. Respondents are asked to place themselves in a single category — L.
For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide. The least gay urban areas are in the Midwest and South. Many stayed in the city, which already had a reputation as a welcoming place for refugees and free spirits. The LDS Church follows strict rules of sexual conduct, including commandments against pre-marital sex.
Still, the greater awareness and acceptance of L. Jun 23, at PM. The parent of a child who experiences same-sex attraction or identifies as gay should choose to love and embrace that child.