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Mormons: gay not a choice but still a sin

Sun 9 Dec 2012 In: International News

Salt Lake City Mormon temple The ultra-conservative US-based Mormon church has announced that homosexuality is not a choice but still maintains that acting on same-sex impulses is a sin. On a new official Mormon website, an article encourages church members to be compassionate in discussions about homosexuality and clarifies that while Mormon teaching hasn't changed the church wants homosexuals to believe they have a place in the church. It reiterates the church’s position that “the attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is” and offers a series of videos by LGBT Mormons, their family members, and church leaders.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 9th December 2012 - 9:13am

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