The First Presidency’s October 19 statement on same-sex marriage makes a lot of sense to me, and recognizes the difficulty that those struggling with homosexuality may face. All Christians need to understand that change is possible, contrary to the propaganda of some activists. See PeopleCanChange.com, especially the page “Is Change Possible?”
For me, a truly uplifting resource with a message of profound hope for those struggling with homosexuality is the new video, “I Do Exist” by Dr. Warren Throckmorton. (And the music, much of it performed by Warren’s band, is surprisingly good!)
Sadly, some Christian ministers buy into the misleading propaganda that change is impossible, and tell people that they can’t “change their identity” when they come in for counseling. We do great harm when we pigeonhole somebody as gay because of a same-sex experience or temptations, or tell someone that they have no choice but to live life as a homosexual when there are other options. There is wonderful news for those who want to change: change is possible. It’s a message that needs to be proclaimed across the land. Sadly, the opposite message is being taught to our children and to adults everywhere. It’s terrible that young children in the schools are being told that if they are different, they may be gay – a permanent identity that they cannot choose or control.