My heart left the Mormon Church the day we were asked to send letters to our MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) asking that gay marriage not become legal in Ontario (2002-ish). I didn’t know what “gay” was (I was about 12 years old) but I knew that marriage, based off of my parents, meant love. I couldn’t understand how my Church could deny two people who love either their right to marry.
I am so happy, I can not even find the right words, to have watched this video! BYU is a Mormon university and when I was writing an essay in 2009 on being LGBT and Mormon specifically I was horrified to find that students had to hide their sexuality or face consequences due to the school Honor Code and that students who advocated for their LGBT peers would be subject to consequences as well under the same code. It is AMAZING that a year after I would write my essay that the school would lift the ban on expressing same sex attraction and not penalizing their allies! (Honor Code: http://saas.byu.edu/catalog/2011-2012ucat/GeneralInfo/HonorCode.php)
I’m proud of these students for being true to themselves which happily can include their Mormon faith and their same sex attraction!