In case you missed it, the Sept. 2004 issue of Meridian Magazine (ldsmag.com) published “Born That Way?” and by Dr. Dean Byrd, an excellent read on the issue of homosexuality. He notes that many people seeking to overcome homosexual inclinations are denied assistance by professionals in the mental health industry because of the assumption that homosexuality is innate and cannot be changed. This can be a tragically incorrect assumption. Dr. Byrd’s article, both part 1 and part 2, provides valuable factual information that might give hope to those seeking to overcome a challenging problem.
God gives us no commandments or standards without preparing a way for us to keep them, if we seek His help. May the hope that comes from the Atonement of Jesus Christ help move us all closer to Him and away from the errant standards of the world.