Same-sex attraction can be overcome and any type of union other than marriage between a man and a woman is morally wrong, an LDS apostle told millions of Mormons on Sunday.
Pope is Catholic.
“There are those today who not only tolerate but advocate voting to change laws that would legalize immorality, as if a vote would somehow alter the designs of God’s laws and nature,” Boyd K. Packer, president of the church’s Quorum of Twelve Apostles, said in a strongly worded sermon about the dangers of pornography and same-sex marriage. “A law against nature would be impossible to enforce. Do you think a vote to repeal the law of gravity would do any good?”
Bear shits in woods.
Packer, speaking from his seat because of his frail health…
Poor baby. Maybe he’d feel a little less poorly if he rested his vocal chords.
Some argue that “they were pre-set and cannot overcome what they feel are inborn tendencies toward the impure and unnatural,” he said. “Not so! Why would our Heavenly Father do that to anyone? Remember he is our father.”
Remember we are your masters.
By the way, that is the dumbest argument I have ever heard: It’s not so, because, really, why would God do that? Um, I do not know, perhaps the one doing the sermonizing is just a fool?
I like Aravosis’s reaction to this one:
[I]t will be a pleasure to continue exposing how hateful and bigoted Mormons really are, and how they won’t be appeased until they force every American to live as Mormons. It’s the reason they tried to steal Anne Frank’s soul. It’s the reason they had the audacity to baptize Obama’s own mother into Mormonism without his consent.
As Dan Savage has explained all too well, bigotry like this helps convince gay kids to kill themselves. People who tell them that God would never have made them this way. People who tell them that they’re immoral, that they’re sick, that they don’t deserve to love or be loved.
I know the Mormons like to think of themselves as Christians (well, Christians who believe that Jesus had sex with Mary). But if they really want people to believe that they’re Christian, maybe they should start acting like one.
Preach it, John.