After vetting the groups' methods, a New Jersey jury determined in June that such strategies were "unsuccessful" and constituted false advertising. Both greatly enlarged the number of Affirmation participants, he says, but also stretched its resources to meet the needs of an ever-growing population. Utah State University Paper Mike Buxton, a counselor at BYU who deals with many of the people on campus with this tendency, said this statistic pertains to homosexual women and the number for men dealing with homosexuality is 4 to 5 percent worldwide. In BYU began administering " aversion therapy " to "cure," "repair," or "reorient" homosexual feelings or behavior among Mormon males. Archived from the original on 25 September Feliz said that his Peruvian mission was directed in the early s  by South American area authorities to not teach known homosexuals.
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Mormon support for gay marriage gradually grows
Retrieved 17 June Retrieved 12 June Most of my family's LDS. In the church, you don't say you're gay, you say you have homosexual tendencies, because 'gay' is this label they want you to hopefully outgrow, which I tried to do. Local church leaders still have discretion for same-sex couples who are cohabiting but not married. The couple have three foster sons together. The major findings from the study are that non-biologically based views regarding the etiology of SSA [same-sex attraction], remaining active in the LDS church, remaining single, and engaging in mixed-orientation marriages were all associated with higher reported levels of internalized homophobia, sexual identity distress, and depression, and lower levels of self-esteem and quality of life.
Seattle Mormon leaders to gays: Archived from the original on 28 September He had no anger toward his mom, he says, nor did he blame her for his same-sex orientation. At this meeting, which began Friday, there were sessions for youths, mothers, fathers, allies, advocates, people of color, spouses and LDS lay leaders. One general conference address later distributed as a pamphlet that generated controversy was Packer's " To Young Men Only " which condones an example of a male missionary who punched his missionary companion for making romantic advances with Packer stating, "Well, thanks. The law of chastity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church states that "sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife.