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Faith and Same-Gender Attraction: A Look at Ty Mansfield's Voices of Hope

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Voices of Hope: Latter-Day Saint Perspectives on Same Gender Attraction - An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays
Voices of Hope: Latter-Day Saint Perspectives on Same Gender Attraction - An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays
Editor Ty Mansfield,
Salt Lake City, Utah: Publisher's Printing, 2011

Faith and Same-Gender Attraction: A Look at Ty Mansfield's Voices of Hope

Author Allen E. Bergin, Author Marian S. Bergin,

People who experience same-sex attraction need not necessarily find themselves at odds with Christianity and with Mormonism in particular. Nineteen people give very personal reports in Ty Mansfield's book Voices of Hope, discussing their social, emotional, and spiritual lives. The book is not a review of case histories or clinical data of same-gender attraction, but rather lived experience of finding hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In a field of research loaded with political entanglement, this essay offers a window into the lives of those who have, through faith and hope, transcended the statistics and studies that claim same-gender attraction is incompatible with family or Christian living.