Nightline‘s first segment tonight focused on gay Mormons. Elder Marlin Jenson represented the Church:
We realize that people have feelings and thoughts for which they may not be responsible and all we’re asking is that they control them and not let those feelings and thoughts bring them to behaviors that would bring them to violate the church’s law of chastity.
The report featured an extensive interview with Daniel Holsinger and Jay Christianson, two returned missionaries. “They are in their 20s, they are gay, and they’re a couple. And that’s a problem.”
The report also featured several “Gamofites” — Gay Mormon Fathers.
I didn’t notice anything about the recent “Letter from First Presidency of the Church to Church Leaders in the United States.”
Indeed, the report will not contain any surprises for people who frequent the Bloggernacle, but I was quite pleased with Elder Jenson’s performance. He represented well, not merely through his words, but through his demeanor.