10 July 2009

"Same Standard For Everyone." Oh Really.

Theory:

"Our hearts reach out to those who refer to themselves as gays and lesbians. We love and honor them as sons and daughters of God. They are welcome in the Church. It is expected, however, that they follow the same God-given rules of conduct that apply to everyone else, whether single or married." - Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct. 1999 General Conference.

Fact:

Salt Lake Tribune Story: Gay Couple Cuffed, Cited After Kiss Near LDS Temple.

"The same God-given rules of conduct that apply to everyone else, whether single or married." Uh huh.

8 comments:

MoHoHawaii said...

This is very aggravating.

More here.

Max Power said...

Some days I'm really ashamed to admit that I'm a Mormon. This is one of those days.

Captain Midnight said...

I loved how when I got in trouble with the Honor Code Office at BYU the counselor kept telling me that he was holding me to the same standard as straight BYU students. Umm... no, that's not right. BYU encourages straight couples to kiss each other. I got probation for kissing someone. Not exactly equal treatment there.

Gay LDS Actor said...

The Deseret News reported it here. This whole event really upsets me. It's such a double standard.

Good to be Free said...

To the 12...I see your mouth moving and I know there are words coming out, but I can't hear you. Your actions are screaming too loud.

Pomoprophet said...

wasn't there something more recently after prop 8 where the church publicly said they support all rights for gay people just not marriage?

Glad to see an exmormon speaking out as you know more than I do about the subject but mormons, like all conservative religious people need their feet held to the fire!

Alan said...

Actually Pomo, I am still a relatively active member of the church. One who agrees with you that his own church needs its feet held to the fire.

Original Mohomie said...

One thing I am concerned about by people pushing this "double standard" thing is that they may force the church to come out and actually give stricter, more specific guidelines on conduct, expressly and specifically proscribing all physical expression of romantic affection, which proscription has until now only been subtly implied. I doubt it will go the other way, with them saying, "OK OK, same-sex romance is fine as long as you don't get married. Kiss away, homos, kiss away, just don't do the nasty or try to commit your lives to each other." Somehow, it seems a stretch. :-)