That is correct. I do not support lgbtq+ marriage, for religious reasons. God has ordained marriage to be strictly between a man and a woman, and thus, acting on homosexual attraction constitutes a sin. (To clarify, it is acting on the desires that is the sin, not having the desires).
I do not know exactly why He has commanded this, but I trust in my God. He has so much love for each and every person, and He has our best interests at heart. I have a deep testimony of Christ and Heavenly Father, founded on my personal experience and interactions with them. I do not understand this commandment, but I do understand that He knows best. (More clarification: this is not blind obeisance. As I stated, I have a strong testimony of Him and His commandments. If you want to know how I know, shoot me another ask. :)
That being said, I want to make sure you know that I love and respect members of the lgbtq+ community, and as such, I will treat you with love, respect, and kindness. Christians have been commanded to love one another- not ‘love only those like you’ or ‘love only straight people’. Christ declared that commandment to be second only to the commandment to love God. Lgbtq+ people are… well, people. It’s ridiculous to think otherwise. I will fight anyone tooth and nail if they treat lgbtq+ folk with dislike, contempt, prejudice, etc. on the sole basis of their sexual identity. Being gay is not a sin.
***For more resources on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (my church), head on over to mormon.org. To read the real Book of Mormon for free online, go here (they has it in different languages, too). This article sums up the church’s view on same-gender attraction. And this is my favorite chapter of the Book of Mormon; it is about Christ visiting the Nephites (the ancient people of the Americas) after His death.***
I love you! All of you!! Every single person reading this. And every single person not reading this. All of you. <3 you are rays of sunshine with infinite potential. stay alive and stay street, my preciouses. |-/ Please feel free to shoot me a *kind* ask, whether you want clarification, information, or even if you just want to talk. anything!! I don’t get messages very often, it makes my day. <3
[[I know this is an unpopular opinion, especially on tumblr. However, I stand by my beliefs. Please do not attempt to change my mind. I am not shoving my beliefs down your throat- please do not shove yours down mine. :) ]]