Once Devout Mormons Lead Push To Change LDS Church Stance On Homosexuality

This is amazing! I’m so thrilled that the NALT movement seems to be sprouting up even in the most unlikely of places. I have a friend who is a Mormon and though she is about as unconventional as one might be within the LDS church, we don’t talk about my relationship at all. She knows I have a girlfriend, but that’s about it. It’s an interesting friendship, to be sure, but I’m very fond of her and we have a mutual respect that we both can live with.

I also remember meeting a girl online a few years back who was Mormon and a little more devout, yet she was bisexual and saw no problem with it. Probably because she and her boyfriend/husband (can’t remember which he was) were into the whole poly-marriage thing and she’d have plenty of ready partners all around. To each her own, I suppose.

SALT LAKE CITY — SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wendy and Tom Montgomery went door-to-door in their California neighborhood in 2008 campaigning for the passage of an anti-gay marriage proposition. They were among thousands of faithful Mormons following the direction of a church that spent millions on the cause.

Then they learned last year that their 15-year-old son is gay — a revelation that rocked their belief system.

Now, Wendy Montgomery is leading a growing movement among Mormons to push The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to teach that homosexuality isn’t a sin.

They are hopeful. The Utah-based church’s stance on homosexuality has softened considerably since it was one of the leading forces behind California’s Proposition 8. A new website launched this year encourages more compassion toward gays, implores them to stay in the faith and clarifies that church leaders no longer “necessarily advise” gays to marry people of the opposite sex in what used to be a widely practiced Mormon workaround for homosexuality. In May, church leaders backed the Boy Scouts’ policy allowing gays in the ranks. Some gay Mormons who left or were forced out of the church say they are now being welcomed back — even though they remain in same-sex relationships.

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