“We call on local, state and the federal government to serve all of their people by passing legislation that protects vital religious freedoms for individuals, families, churches and other faith groups while also protecting the rights of our LGBT citizens in such areas as housing, employment and public accommodation in hotels, restaurants and transportation — protections which are not available in many parts of the country,” said church apostle Dallin H. Oaks.
Not much different than what Al Mohler has recently claimed in part:
"In his June 15 comments at the SBC meeting, Mohler -- president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. -- said Christians have "not done well on this issue," have told only "half the truth" regarding homosexuality and have practiced a "certain form of homophobia." He went on to say it's "clear that it's more than a choice" and is "not something that people can just turn on and turn off." He also was clear in calling homosexuality a sin."
The same would be true, Mohler said, of someone who grew up in a family of alcoholics and faces a culture of alcoholism. Despite the temptation, he said, that person is "responsible for his or her own decisions related to drinking and to drunkenness."
You can see the really bad thinking here, so foreign to scripture but wholly worldly. Christians often are no different than the world, ignoring clear passages like Romans 1 on how and why people become sodomites. They also put sodomy into a catagory God never does: that of "natural" sin. God places sodomy in it's own catagory, giving it special punishment because it goes against His order of things, as we see happened with Sodom and Gomorrah. He didn't destroy entire cities because of gluttony or drunkenness, for crying out loud.
- In the Law of Moses (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13)
- In the Prophets (Ezekiel 16:46-50)
- In the New Testament (Romans 1:18-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Jude 7-8)