Mormon Group Urges Families to Welcome Their Gay Children

Executive Director David Melson acknowledged this has created areas in which his group “disagrees” with the LDS Church, but said both can agree on the importance of families. “I believe strongly that families can be together forever,” said Melson, an active member of the faith. “We want to find areas we can work on together.” In recent years, church officials have stated they don’t know what causes same-sex attraction, saying no one — not parents or those who experience such feelings — should be blamed. “Above all, keep your lines of communication open,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, urged in a 2007 Ensign article. “Open communication between parents and children is a clear expression of love, and pure love, generously expressed, can transform family ties.”

via Salt Lake Tribune