On October 25, 2016, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new website, “Mormon and Gay” (www.mormonandgay.lds.org) an update of its previous site articulating LDS positions on various aspects of same-sex attraction. What is the new site like? In what ways is it an improvement on the previous site and its messaging? Did the church make any big missteps through anything on the site? Who is the site’s primary audience?
About five hours after the site’s launch, Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon was joined by Boyd Jay Petersen, Jody England Hansen, Wendy Williams Montgomery, and Christian Harrison to talk about these and other aspects of this site and its launch.
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Mama Dragons’ “Prayer for Open Hearts” Event, 5 November 2016
Boyd Jay Petersen, “Reaching Out and Embracing Ambiguity,” post at Deadwood and Rushing Water blog, 25 October 2016
Jana Riess, “Re-tooled LDS Website Says People Can Be Mormon and Gay–But They Need to Stay Celibate,” Flunking Sainthood blog, 25 October 2016
“Same-Sex Marriage”—LDS Church, newest Gospel Topics essay