LDS Church to Human Rights Campaign: You're Still Sinners If You're Acting Out.
On November 18, 2010 At 6:10 am
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints made some updates to its handbook, with some minor changes to the morality section.
Utah Pride thought the Mormon church was taking a step in the right direction because its handbook no longer guides leaders to send homosexuals to counseling for their same sex attraction.
The Human Rights Campaign, which is headquartered in Washington D.C., issued a press release interpreting the LDS Church's handbook revisions, reportedly saying that the Mormons were now saying that homosexuality was normal and is no longer a sin, and that the LDS church is changing with times.
The Church has responded, saying that HRC's representations "are simply absurd." Some Mormons say the handbook revisions are simply in line with what the LDS Church has been saying for years: Simply having homosexual tendencies is not a sin, but acting upon them is.