Only men can be ordained in the LDS Church. We conclude that while there is little direct evidence available to be able to conclusively demonstrate that a Mormon environment results in higher levels of youth LGBT suicides, there is sufficient indirect and anecdotal evidence that, when combined with what direct evidence is available, strongly points to a link between these factors. You will never regret listening. However, unlike so many of my gay friends, I don't have to worry about excommunication from my family. Retrieved 21 May — via Newspapers. The policy not only describes Mormons in same-sex couples as apostates of the faith, it also establishes disciplinary actions that Mormon leaders can take against same-sex couples, including excommunication. Homosexuality Bisexuality pansexuality polysexuality Demographics Biology Environment.
Among younger Mormons, ages 18 to 29, most 52 percent support allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed.
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Opinion yesterday Jay Evensen: Administering the Church, BYUtv unveils new logo and slogan as it tries to reach a wider audience. Alison now says that 'being trans and being in the church is like being in an abusive relationship. That is especially true among LDS youths, who are discovering more supportive attitudes from friends, social media and their parents. Teens who had previously been Mormon had left the Mormon Church had similar rates of suicidal thoughts as their non-Mormon peers. The new policy also took aim at the children of same-sex couples.
It barred them from baptism and from joining the LDS Church unless they denounce their parents by the age of Oaks and Elder Lance B. January 26, Updated: If your spouse disagrees with how you want to handle things, work it out respectfully. Jensen  directed his presentations' comments to church leaders and LDS Family Services stating that "far too many of our lesbian and gay youths kill themselves because of what you say about them," and "those who believe your false promises and remain celibate in the hopes of eventual 'cure' are consigned to a misery.