Mormons Building Bridges

In accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Mormons Building ...Bridges is primarily a community of faithful Latter-day Saints who are dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to all those who identify as LGBTQI and those who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. To this end, the MBB community asserts that all our sisters and brothers are inherently worthy of love and belonging in our homes, congregations, and communities - no matter where their life path may take them - and we pursue specific initiatives to promote this message. We base our efforts on the testimonies of gay, transgender, and straight Latter-day Saints who all seek a Christ-centered life as their authentic selves. The Mormons Building Bridges community is not a movement built around a single leader but simply is a vehicle for thoughtful dialogue and innovation that is available to all LDS people as they approach the question of how to help LGBTQ/SSA people to thrive. Any Mormon who wants LGBTQI/SSA people to feel that they are loved and belong, is a Mormon building bridges.

For more information on the MBB community, including the guidelines for participation in this Facebook group, please visit: mormonsbuildingbridges.org

The following are a just a few of the many quotes and admonitions by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that inspire us to engage in this work of extending love and acceptance:

“This [LGBT rights] movement arose after centuries of ridicule, persecution and even violence against homosexuals. Ultimately, most of society recognized that such treatment was simply wrong, and that such basic human rights as securing a job or a place to live should not depend on a person’s sexual orientation. […] God is loving and merciful. His heart reaches out to all of His children equally and He expects us to treat each other with love and fairness.”
— Sister Neill Marriott Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency and member of the Church’s Public Affairs Committee

“As a church, nobody should be more loving and compassionate. Let us be at the forefront in terms of expressing love, compassion and outreach.”
– Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (http://mormonsandgays.org/)

“What is changing — and what needs to change — is to help church members respond sensitively and thoughtfully...”
—Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
(http://mormonsandgays.org/)

“If we are truly disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, we will reach out with love and understanding to all of our neighbors at all times…”
— Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

MBB is not sponsored by nor do we represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or any political party or caucus.
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