According to a recent article by CNN reporter Dan Merica, attitudes towards members of the LGBT community may be “softening” among members of the LDS church. The article talks about the efforts of Bishop Kevin Kloosterman, Joanna Brooks, Mitch Mayne and Kendall Wilcox.
Joanna Brooks: “Mormonism doesn’t simply wash off,” she said, adding that the church can’t make it that “either you are gay or you are Mormon, or either you support gay rights or you support the church.”
Mitch Mayne: “Here in the Bay Area … we are no longer seeking out LGBT members of the church and excommunicating them,” Mayne said. “Our role is to bring people closer to the Savior, so if we are routinely excommunicating people, then we are really not doing our job.”