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#311432 - 11/22/09 06:27 PM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: jbh8]
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Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 421
Loc: Westchester County NY
Originally Posted By: jbh8
...there's a huge push for people to get married....


Sigh... reading here what pressures the community and society "at large" place upon men, and you young men in particular, really angers me. So, I can't write more or I'm likely to upset many with a needless, political rant. :-) Sending you a virtual hug.

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#311433 - 11/22/09 06:29 PM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: westchesterguy]
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rant on my brother, rant on! :applause:

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#311441 - 11/22/09 07:39 PM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: sono]
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Edited by jbh8 (02/20/13 04:04 PM)

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#311449 - 11/22/09 08:18 PM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: jbh8]
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Registered: 10/27/09
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jbh8,

I was once in your shoes as a young man. As an opposite path, I ended up married and now have 3 children. But like Ron said for you, I had to first sort out my own personal issues to where I could be sure that IF I vowed to be married to a woman, I would live up to my responsibilities. In MY case, I went through a couple of years of counseling and concluded, A) my same sex attraction would never go away and B) I am also attracted to women and finally C) I could forsake all others for a particular woman that I found, including the males. You have to sort the issues out yourself. My advice: Study the relevant>
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The Courage to change the things I can,
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#311466 - 11/23/09 12:11 AM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: catfish86]
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Registered: 09/28/08
Posts: 562
James I'm not part of the LDS religion but I will say this, I've struggled with this issue myself.

You hear these people running around saying homosexuality is a sin.

What about eating shrimp, that supposedly is another sin, I've eaten that several times, will eat it more, looks like I'm headed for hell I guess, had to lighten the mood a little.

I do then wonder if all these other sins are committed, then couldn't we say the majority of believers and non-believers have committed sin in their life.

This is something that eats away at me.

I really wonder if God exists?

I wonder what happens when we die?

What's the purpose of living?

Where do I belong?

Just wish I could love and accept myself, problem is I feel like I don't know myself.

Great topic, thanks for sharing and allowing for me to share.

Charlie.



Edited by Charlie24 (11/23/09 12:47 AM)

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#311594 - 11/24/09 11:27 AM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: Charlie24]
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Edited by jbh8 (02/20/13 04:03 PM)

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#311595 - 11/24/09 11:36 AM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: catfish86]
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Edited by jbh8 (02/20/13 04:03 PM)

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#311687 - 11/25/09 03:55 AM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: jbh8]
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Registered: 07/02/09
Posts: 359
Loc: Utah
Quote:
You hear these people running around saying homosexuality is a sin.

It is. But Jesus still loves you.

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I believe eating shrimp/shellfish, pork, and many of those other dietary laws came from a certain time and place where health and environmental concerns were important. There are 613 commandments in the Old Testament.

They did. Even then,m the church I am ordained in still speaks against eating them (I am no longer LDS). Except for shrimp, because shrimp DO INDEED have fins and scales. Pork, I stay a long ways from. It's a health issue clearly. My family has a history of heart problems. And they love pork. My mother, sister, and grandfather have had their arteries sonically cleaned. All three have had strokes. My mom and grandpa also had heart attacks. My sister had her arteries cleaned back in 2001. She was 33.

I am 39, I keep pork out of my diet, and to this day I have NEVER had any heart problems.




Edited by LilacLouie (11/25/09 03:59 AM)

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#311726 - 11/25/09 11:16 AM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: LilacLouie]
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Edited by jbh8 (02/20/13 04:02 PM)

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#311762 - 11/25/09 05:18 PM Re: Being LDS (Mormon) and Potentially Gay [Re: jbh8]
LilacLouie Offline


Registered: 07/02/09
Posts: 359
Loc: Utah
I love meat. But pork has proven God's word to me.
IMO.


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