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Gay Mormons?: Latter-day Saint Experiences of Same-Gender Attraction Paperback – April 20, 2011
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Many Mormons who experience same-sex attraction (SSA) struggle with intense feelings of guilt, at times self-loathing, often a loss of self-esteem. They feel utterly alone in their situation because talking about homosexuality to your family and friends can seem almost impossible. Many are afraid of what might happen when others find out - they do not want to hurt or disappoint loved ones, they do not want to be ostracized at work or at church.
The variety of the stories and contributor backgrounds, the variety of outcomes, is thought-provoking and makes it very clear that the cookie-cutter homosexual does not exist. One vital point that surfaces again and again is the strong desire for a meaningful, trusting and loving relationship, and how this conflicts with the commonly held misconception that homosexuality is somehow mainly about lust, not love.
Two decades after Schow, Schow & Raynes' Peculiar People: Mormons and Same-Sex Orientation this book is a welcome update on the LDS experience of and attitudes toward same-sex attraction.
Kerby's book is neither "church bashing" nor endorsed by the church.Read more ›
The best part of this book are all of the wonderful experiences of members who have struggled, and yet remain positive even after all of the pain.
Still, I learned a bit more about Mormons and knowledge is always a good thing to have in the arsenal.
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hope and inspiration?! i thought this is one of the most depressing books abouts mormons and gays i have ever read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by pphillips
It is good to have a broader view of SGA and see how people react and cope differently with it.Published on October 30, 2013 by Wiseman
This book is incredible. The different real accounts from real people are at the same time inspiring as they are heart-wrenching. Read morePublished on May 13, 2011 by agee