Bishop Keith B. McMullin, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka MORMONS!) spoke at the 20th annual conference of Evergreen International, a nonprofit support group for Mormons who want to “overcome homosexual behavior.” even though Evergreen is not “officially affiliated” with the Morom church. ( To have a look inside the 2009 Evergreen Confrence head on over to Pam’s House Blend where Investigative reporter Jesse Fruhwirth of of Salt Lake City Weekly was the only reporter ever to gain access to the conference)
On Saturday, McMullin said people with same-sex attraction should not call themselves “gay” or “lesbian.” He offered advice to LDS ecclesiastical leaders in the audience of about 200 people.
“If someone seeking your help says to you, ‘I am a homosexual,’ or, ‘I am lesbian,’ or, ‘I am gay,’ correct this miscasting,” McMullin said. “Heavenly Father does not speak of his children this way and neither should we. It is simply not true. To speak this way seeds a doubt and deceit about who we really are.” (Oh brother…) and that every individual is a “son or daughter” of God. Jesus Christ, who has the power to lift the “burden” of every “man and woman, boy and girl.”
Just another slap from the cult that is the Mormon church and proof how far they have not come since the days of electroshock therapy and abuse of Gay and Lesbian men.
Oh and as for Evergreen, Evergreen director David C. Pruden DEFENDED George Alan Rekers and his “Lift My Luggage” Scandal by issuing a curious statement which might be read as an admission of hypocrisy on Pruden’s part reading: “Without judging anyone else, let me say that I do know that if being stupid or even a hypocrite eliminated someone from public involvement, almost all of us who were honest would have to live alone in a cave somewhere.” Pruden then added, “I know I would
Pruden is also Vice President of Operations for the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)