I have several friends who have lost their faith because of the issue of Gay Marriage. It has been something I've struggled with myself. I have several friends and acquaintances who consider themselves to be gay/lesbian/bisexual, etc.
I am also working on my BSW (Bachelor of Social Work). There is kind of an unspoken expectation for social workers to support gay marriage and gay rights.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The LDS church has spoken out against gay marriage countless times.
What's a girl to do?
The following statements and analysis are purely my observations and feelings. I do not officially speak for Social Workers or the LDS church. I do not mean to come off hateful or ignorant. I am not going to pretend that I don't understand the LDS church's stance a million times better than the GLBT community's. I am merely trying to share the information I have gathered and help others understand my position.
Please don't respond to this post hatefully. I welcome any comments that will help others understand the issues at hand, but any hateful comments will be deleted.
The first thing I want to address is Civil Unions. Below are snippets from several articles: