The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) held its twice-yearly General Conference in Salt Lake City last weekend. In his Saturday morning speech which I attended, and was televised to millions of faithful Mormons around the world, Apostle Dallin H. Oaks reaffirmed Church leadership’s strong and active opposition to gay marriage. No telling the damage that was caused by this “Word of God” to LGBT Mormons and their families. How many more Mormon teen suicides will it lead to? How many more Mormon families will feel they have to disconnect from their LGBT children, siblings, parents and friends? And how many more members will resign from the Mormon Church, just because of it?
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