After preparing my things for Church this evening I hopped unto news.yahoo.com to get my secular fill before drifting off to bed. Once I scrolled past the political news of the day I was greeted with this interesting headline -
Gay Mormons seek meeting with new leader
A group known as Affirmation that consists of 2,000 gay and lesbian members of the Church has requested a meeting with the First Presidency.
I can only assume that with the Church's newfound media appeal due to Mitt Romney's run for the presidency we will enjoy more coverage on events like these which in the past the media would have been filed under "Who Cares."
A simple search using the key words "Affirmation" and "Mormon" linked me to this group's website - www.affirmation.org
I read through the website. It only left me with unanswered questions...
What are they proposing the LDS Church do? Are they hoping that the Church and its membership reach out and be respectful to those who are gay and lesbian, something most members would agree with? Or are they desiring that the Church actually change positions on homosexuality and accept it as a normal and holy practice?
All I can say is...
Good Luck President Monson! The mantle is heavy.