It seems at times that American discourse is so engrossed in the intersectional categories of people (e.g., “that gay BYU student”), that we hardly see the unique person underneath the label anymore.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s remarks at BYU revealed an already-existing conflict over how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its critics conceive of identity. As prophets affirm repeatedly, our true identity existed long before any of our present experiences, and is remembered, more than discovered.
You’ve probably only ever heard one answer for why so many LGBT+ identifying brothers and sisters are walking away. But the full truth is rarely so popular—or so simple.
In the wake of Elder Holland’s BYU talk, I can’t help but wonder—what would LGBT+ Advocacy “bathed in the light of the gospel” look like?
Many Americans rightfully crave unity right now. The Fairness for All Act, not the Equality Act, is a better path to get there on one of the most sensitive and challenging questions of our time.
The Supreme Court’s recent decision on LGBT+ employment protections combined with existing religious rights could eventually lead to a “fairness for all.”
Suicide is tragic—and shouldn’t be leveraged for ideological ends. A superficial reading of LGBT+ suicide stats can cause more harm than good.
To disagree strongly, even about sensitive, important questions, is not the same as hatred. To read some news about BYU’s honor code changes this month, however, you could be forgiven for presuming they were the same.
We often find ourselves profoundly shaped and grounded by secular liturgies without ever fully considering their logical, moral, or spiritual implications.
What is it about the idea that religious communities are motivated by love that is so surprising as to constitute front page news?
One of the most beautiful aspects of a University is intentional space for exploring differences in perspective. That space is worth fighting to preserve.
The Church opposes conversion therapy—unless you change the definition. Recently proposed rules in Utah could make ethical and helpful therapies illegal.