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Gay Mormon Students At Brigham Young University Make Heartbreaking “It Gets Better” Video

The Understanding Same-Gender Attraction (USGA), group at Brigham Young University describes itself as a group that provides “a place for open, respectful discussions on the topic of same-gender attraction.”

Today the group released a heartbreaking “It Get’s Better” video made by the lesbian and gay students from the Mormon and very anti-gay BYU.

But whats heartbreaking about it is not the “message of hope” that bearly shines through in this video as in most “It Get’s Better” videos.  But the pain and suffering that comes through and that you can hear in these college kids voices and they try to send a message of hope to others while they also try to convince themseleves that theres a place for themselves in a “religion” and at a school which blatantly hates them.

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2 thoughts on “Gay Mormon Students At Brigham Young University Make Heartbreaking “It Gets Better” Video”

  1. There’s no excuse for these kids to be suffering like this. Shame on half of America and shame on every single religion that rejects gays.

  2. Thanks for calling attention to this video. I think it represents an attempt by the Mormon Church to highjack the “It Gets Better” project. Why do they let them do it?

    These kids are in great pain. One of them has spent time in a psychiatric hospital. They need help, but not the kind of help they are likely to get at BYU.

    See the post about this video at Claude Summers talks about these young people as victims of child abuse and spiritual terrorism.

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