Gays and the Gospel

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

Not Good To Be Alone

“In the beginning… the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone”

(Genesis 1:1;  2:18)

For those who truly believe God's words, this declaration alone should end the marriage debate and religious policies requiring God's Gay and Lesbian children to spend their lives alone - "separately and singly" (see D&C 132:17). If we believe these words of God, why do we teach our Gay and Lesbian loved one that it is good for them to spend their mortality alone or single - contrary to God's word? God does not want any of His children to be alone – Gay or Straight, male or female, Black or White, Jew or Gentile. He declared His plan is for all of us to have a "help meet". Our LDS Bible defines “help meet” as “a helper suited to, worthy of, or corresponding to him” (see Gen. 2:18 footnote b).  Countless divorces, broken families and other tragedies have painfully taught that a Straight person is not the best suited “help meet” for a Gay person and vice-a-versa. Many long-lasting, happy, successful marriages among Gay couples and Lesbian couples as well as Straight couples have shown that for each of us, our innate love, natural affection or sexual orientation are God-given gifts to guide us to a helpmeet best suited to us individually. That God-given love combined with a genuine commitment, fidelity and desire to share life together are far more important than gender or tradition in the choice of an suitable help meet resulting in successful marriage. Do we believe these words of God enough to allow millions of His Gay and Lesbian children to enjoy the emotional, physical and spiritual blessings of receiving a “help meet” through truly loving marriage - for this life and the next?