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FHE Lesson 4: LDS Teachings on Homosexuality

Source material for this lesson:

"Mormonism and Gender Issues / Same-sex Attraction," fairmormon.org "Navigating the Labyrinth Surrounding Homosexual Desire," Joshua Johanson, Proceedings of the 2012 FAIR Conference, Aug. 2012
"Why We Do Some of the Things We Do," Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Nov. 1999
"Same-gender Attraction," Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, Oct. 1995
"The Family: A Proclamation to the World," LDS.org


1. What is homosexuality, or same sex attraction (SSA)?

SSA is when a woman is attracted to other women, or a man is attracted to other men. They may also feel some degree of attraction to members of the opposite sex at the same time (bi-sexual), or they may only be attracted to members of their own sex.Joshua Johanson, who has SSA, explains: "According to the dictionary, homosexuality could refer to sexual orientation or behaviors. I think most of the miscommunication around this issue comes from confusing these two definition…