The problem isn't official church policy.
The problem is members who treat gays and gay issues in a dismissive or disdainful manner. Not very Christ-like, IMO.
The church can talk about loving everyone until they're blue in the face - it's up to the membership to walk the walk, and generally they're doing a piss poor job.
“Silence is golden, and gold is up these days, so silence is a solid investment.”
― Jarod Kintz
I like the "Hope" portion. Like your conquering some disease or illness. How Gay people stay in the church after the way they are treated is beyond me.
I Got a feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night; that tonight's gonna be a good night;
that tonight's gonna be a good good night; wooh hoo (x4) - For Cy
I've always thought it would be nice if gays understood the actual policy on this issue, but in recent years I have decided it would be better if the MEMBERS understood the policy, and acted accordingly.