The 3 purposes of this site are:
- To let the world know that not all Mormons (LDS church members) oppose gay marriage.
- To share our perspectives on both homosexuality and gay marriage with other Mormons who are meaningfully exploring the issues for the first time — and who are trying to make up their minds on how to think/feel/vote on the issue (if in California).
- Just as progressive LDS Church members in the 1960s and 1970s had an opportunity to speak out on the denial of priesthood to blacks — this is our chance, in our day, to express our thoughts and feelings (respectfully) in support of gays within the LDS Church, and of gay marriage within the U.S. (and abroad).
This site has its roots in the community-forming that sprung up as a result of the LDS Church’s involvement in Proposition 8 during the summer of 2008. In carving out a community that represented a safe place for members to come together to discuss issues surrounding same-sex marriage, it became clear that heavy comment moderation was needed to keep the discussions on track and to create a safe space for questions to be raised and answered. Comments continue to be moderated.
The requirements for participation in this project are:
- All communications must arise from a place of love and understanding.
- No name-calling or personal attacks – not only does it show poor debate skills, it does nothing to further the conversation.
- Respect others’ beliefs – there is no need to call anyone to repentance or to throw scriptural references at one another. People do not have to agree with you in order to be deemed righteous or god-fearing.