For the last 30 min i have been almost in tears about this, and finally decided it was time to do what i do best. Let it out. First of all let me say I will be doing another blog when i have the full information in front of me. And i will be posting links where to get the info.
It has come to my attention that there are those people i know that seem to think the LDS church is apparently insensitive among other things. There is word of a talk by the President of the 12 Elder Boyd K Packer, making some comments that have angered the Gay & Lesbian Community. First and foremost i will say this. Do not tell me what he said SHOW me. After listening to what he said and getting halfway and getting more frustrated that people even of my religion would say he was insensitive and unloving i couldn't finish listening. Once i am able to read the words he said is when i will be doing another blog. But let me reassure you, if you dont like what im saying here, you might not want to read that one.
I am in a crying shaking fit. This man i have shook hands with, i have seen the LOVE in his eyes. I have felt the love in his voice. For someone on a site to say the following statement shakes me to my core.
“When a faith leader tells gay people that they are a mistake because God would never have made them that way and they don’t deserve love, it sends a very powerful message that violence and/or discrimination against LGBT people is acceptable. It also emotionally devastates those who are LGBT or may be struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identify. His words were not only inaccurate, they were also dangerous.” ( italic part used by me )
First off, he didn't say that. Of all things i would remember it would be that! And the next person that tells me he implied it might just get on that last nerve. EVERYONE EVERDAY IMPLIES! Unless someone in my religion comes right out and says this word for word, then whatever word he uses will be taken differently by everyone. At that point i will then stop defending the religion i know is true now more then ever. I have had many moments in the last year or so that prove to me it is. I understand that because the LDS church doesn't support Gay rights & Marriage that we will always be looked down upon by these groups. The same happened for any organization that looks down upon something. I am fine with those that think this about me and or my religion. But what i am not fine with is accusing someone i sustain and support with my whole heart of something he never SAID. I am deeply sorry if this offends anyone. TO BE CONTUIUED