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I Found Support In The Gospel And At Church As A Gay Man

I Found Support In The Gospel And At Church As A Gay Man

Skylar Sorensen and Preston Jenkins are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who host a podcast called Sit Down with Sky.  Skylar and Preston are also both gay.

They have done amazing things and are helping so many people see that there is a very bright path for those with same-sex attraction in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

On his mission, Preston had a former member of the church try to tell him he was “supporting” him by fighting against the church. Here’s Preston’s response:

“I was on my mission in 2015-16, which is when the policy about children of gay couples and whether or not they could get baptized. All of that was in the media, and people were outraged. The policy made sense to me. I didn’t understand the outrage.

We were trying to find a member of our local ward who we hadn’t met yet, and we knocked on the door. Nobody answered. We started to walk away when they pulled into the driveway. He came tearing around the corner and started yelling at us: ‘I used to be so into this church until you guys did that to the gays!’

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The conversation lasted 20 minutes. We talked about other things, calmed down, and were being much more cordial by the end. Before we left, I said, “Hey, you told us earlier it hurt your heart to hear about the policy. Can I share some hurt in turn? As a gay member of the church, I’m just fine. The truth helps. I’ve found support in the gospel and at church.”

He tried to back pedal with, “I’m so sorry. I support you.” But I just looked at him said, “Sir, respectfully, you don’t know what support means to me.” The support he was talking about was the fluffy, moving target we so often today. I said, “Thank you for your time, I’m sorry we’ve upset you, sorry to intrude. I hope you have a great day.”

To read another powerful experience from Preston, check out this article > I Was The Only Person That Encouraged My Friend To Keep His Covenants

Jake Law

Tuesday 30th of April 2024

I'm so proud of my rural, small-town ward for supporting me and my husband in our church membership. A lot of them have never even met a gay person, and im happy that so many are supportive of our church membership, attendance, and participation. I know a lot of members in larger cities have much more support and less skepticism, but I'm grateful for what I have, both my husband and the gospel I love so much.

Les

Thursday 17th of August 2023

In the Church we are told that God loves all hid Children and wants them to BE HAPPY and return to live with him. We are also told that he is a just God.

But imagine you are a missionary and you found a golden Investigator (or potential member) that not only seems to love the gospel more with each lesson but is also just a great person who does many wonderful and kind things for their community like working in food kitchens,so donating to people in need, going to places where people don't have access to clean water and helping ect.

Now imagine this wonderful person says they want to be baptized and you tell them they can and set a date then they told you that they have been talking to their same sex spouse and they also want to get baptized and you have to tell him that unyou leave your spouse neither of you can get baptized. To me this dosen't sound just or loving.

I believe in everything else but the stance on this subject because it makes no since to me.

In order to be happy and live with heavenly father again some have to be unhappy and live a lie?

Elon

Tuesday 30th of April 2024

Imagine how sad a zoophile would be to learn this news, they'll either have to live a lie or live unhappily.

Les

Thursday 17th of August 2023

Also of course people were upset about the whole thing about children of guys and lesbians because as the second Article Faith says "We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression."

Children should never be punished for what their parents do regardless of what it is so I'm happy they changed it.

Olivia A Clyde

Sunday 4th of June 2023

I was very happy to see this. My son is gay and has left the Church. I would like to bring this to his attention but not sure how. I’m not on Facebook that much, but he is. Hopefully he will see this .

Lynn Collins

Sunday 21st of August 2022

If you are in the church for friends, you won’t survive. If you are in because you love God and the gospel and want to be in heaven with HIm and your loved ones, then you will be happy. More power to you. God will take care of all his children no matter who or what they are.

Dallan Richey

Wednesday 7th of December 2022

@Lynn Collins, so true. Being converted to friends or family is not wise, our foundation should be on Christ and His gospel in His restored church, not the imperfections of members who are also human, trust in Christ and you will not fall