Tonight I got invited by my Grandfather to attend the Arizona State Football Game. While on our way my Uncle brings up the Mormons interview on TV a couple nights ago. My Uncle mentions how he enjoyed the show except for when they interviewed Huntsman's inactive daughter, the temple garments, and Clark Johnson (The Gay Ex-Mormon who is in "The Book Of Mormon" broadway). My Uncle and Grandfather don't know that I am GAY, however I got somewhat offended by my Uncle's remarks. My Uncle thought that the interview was somewhat biased towards gays. I don't see how Ethical-wise being gay to be wrong. I really enjoyed Clark's Interview and was moved by him talking about his mission and how it brought him closer. What baffled me is that my Uncle didn't realize that interview Clark didn't speak ill against the church.
I feel that many gay ex Mormons I meet don't have any ill feelings towards the church rather they respect the church and move on while having a great relationship with God. I only wish fellow members of the church wouldn't be so critical of Gays and realize Gay people can have a testimony, Gay people can fall in love, and Gay people deserve the same respect given to heteros. Although I am a somewhat active member and gay, it bugs me when conservative, strict Mormons judge and discriminate against LGBT members. We are all human and we all are imperfect. If I really wanted to I could point out flaws to my Uncle at what he does or says, but that's not my place.
One day I have a wish that everyone will be treated equally, I have a wish that LGBT won't be an issue, rather it will be accepted. I wish that Gays will be allowed to participate actively in church. However I respect the temple and it's sacred work to bring husband and wife together for eternity, I understand that no Gay couple can be sealed there, however I do feel that anyone should feel free to marry whoever they want. Well there is my ranting.