Nobody talked about homosexuality in his Oregon congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was growing up in the s. Nobody asked him about his attractions. Nobody made cruel or even not-so-subtle comments about him. Nobody made him feel guilty.
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The law of chastity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church states that "sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife. Homosexuality-related violations of the law of chastity may result in church discipline. Members of the church who experience homosexual attractions, including those who self-identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual , may remain in good standing in the church if they abstain from sexual relations outside opposite-sex marriage. The LDS Church previously taught that homosexuality is a curable condition,   but now states that "individuals do not choose to have such attractions. A recent article on a church website states that: "While shifts in sexuality can and do occur for some people, it is unethical to focus professional treatment on an assumption that a change in sexual orientation will or must occur.
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And none solved my need to contribute to the community in quite the way I wanted. I approached Pillar editor Todd Dailey about the possibility of me helping them do a dynamic Web site, making it timely and available to more people. Petersen published the Little Lavender Book , a directory of gay and gay-friendly businesses. He had the basic ingredients I would have needed a business partner to help gather cash for: an office, a large-format printer, a graphic designer and a salesperson, a phone system. Wow — a ready-made business!