Conversion Therapy

God loves every one of us completely. His Son, Jesus Christ, showed this love by the way He ministered to others, one by one. He offered love and compassion to vulnerable individuals, those on the margins of society, who were sometimes hated and mistreated by others. He listened, offered hope, and encouraged people to move forward with their lives in positive ways. As followers of Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saints strive to do the same.

Because each person is born with inherent worth and dignity, no one deserves to be subjected to abuse or cruelty. As a church we oppose any therapy ─ including conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity ─ that subjects a person to abusive practices. We encourage all interested parties to seek solutions that harmonize the wellbeing and protection of individuals with safeguarding the foundational freedoms of society ─ freedoms to do, be and become, as our personal values and core beliefs lead us.

We seek to do all we can to respect everyone with love and compassion. We offer listening ears, supportive shoulders, and willing hands to all who desire help on their journey back to God.

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