Gays and the Gospel

12 Scriptural Reasons for Latter‐day Saints
to Support Our Gay & Lesbian Neighbors,
Their Marriages & Families

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

Jesus taught:

"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

(Matthew 22:39-40)

“They do not love who do not show their love.” President Thomas S. Monson, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “A Doorway Called Love”, Ensign, Nov. 1987
“This is the spirit of compassion: that we love others as ourselves, seek their happiness, and do unto them as we hope they would do unto us.”

“True love requires action. We can speak of love all day long… but until we manifest that love in action, our words are nothing but “sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “You are My Hands”, Ensign, May 2010, 68-69

Can we truthfully say we love our Gay and Lesbian neighbors as ourselves if we deprive them the blessings we hold most dear and bring us the most happiness - marriage, family and any of the rights, protections and benefits we claim for ourselves and our families? When the Lord says “all the law” hangs on love, do we believe that includes His law of marriage? Do our laws of marriage in our Church and society hang on love, as Christ taught, or tradition or the ability to procreate?

The reality is, millions of Gays and Lesbians around the world are fighting for the right to marry according to this greatest law of God — Love.