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In Peculiar People, a wealth of resources chronicles the experiences of LDS homosexuals. Those who have chosen celibacy are occasionally...
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In Peculiar People, a wealth of resources chronicles the experiences of LDS homosexuals. Those who have chosen celibacy are occasionally admitted into full church fellowship. Others, fearing censure and humiliation, conceal their orientation. Many decide that they "will not go where they are not welcome" and drift away from the community that once nurtured them.
The church views same-sex intimacy as sin, though stops short of advising homosexuals to marry heterosexuals. For some time now church clerics, social workers, theologians, and sociologists have been engaged in debate about what place such people should occupy in the church community and what remedies or consolations should be offered them. To this discussion, Ron and Wayne Schow and Marybeth Raynes contribute their wide professional experience and bring a range of perspectives to this volume.
Posted January 9, 2000
A very complete look at the issue of homosexuality in mormon culture. I enjoyed the varied points of view and the large amounts of reference material provied. Anyone personally dealing with or who knows someone who is dealing with the issue of being gay and LDS must read this book
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Posted August 28, 2000
This book serves as a compilation of the writings of several important viewpoints on Mormon homosexuality. From the former head of the University of Utah LDS Institute, to individual accounts from parents and church leaders, this book provides valuable guidance to people struggling with being gay and being Mormon. The perspective is non-offensive and very supportive of those who find themselves deciding to live as gay Mormons. It provides valuable advice to parents on how to relate to gay children. It is definately an important work in the canon of gay religious material.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.