The Mormon Office of Presiding Patriarch 1 ed. Before becoming church president inhe served on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles starting in There is more to it than that, of course. Feliz said that his Peruvian mission was directed in the early s  by South American area authorities to not teach known homosexuals. Sexual relations are proper only between husband and wife appropriately expressed within the bonds of marriage. The first known instance of church discipline related this was in around the alleged bisexual behavior of church leader John Bennettallegedly with Francis Higbee.
Those initial efforts at outreach were rebuffed, and in the four decades of its existence, Affirmation has had a sometimes rocky relationship with the Church.
Homosexuality and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Not to be seen as a therapy or solution  . President Hinckley, faced with the fact that apparently some had believed [marriage] to be a remedy, and perhaps that some Church leaders had even counseled marriage as the remedy for [homosexual] feelings, made this statement: A Proclamation to the World " reaffirming its stance that marriage is between one man and one woman. They Loved Each Other More". Crux, the online Catholic news organization was more upbeat. On several occasions spanning the s to the early s while discussing homosexuality, church leaders have alluded to their belief that the homosexual feeling may stem from a confusion over one's gender identity or gender roles.