COMPASSION - a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
Misfortune? I thought they had “gay pride”.
Suffering? Dancing naked in gay parades?
Obviously, vocabulary is not a hot topic in the Morman church.
This effort at outreach is not directed at the sorts of people who flaunt their homosexuality in gay pride parades. Some people with same-sex attraction go about their lives very quietly, trying to follow God’s will, yet are distracted by feelings that they wish they did not have. I have known a few people like this, and yes, I am very sympathetic to their plight. People who have problems with same-sex attraction, yet are willing are willing to resist these temptations for the sake of God’s will, are very much deserving of support from fellow members and leaders of the church. I would hope that it’s not just Mormons who are attempting compassionate outreach in these situations. Among other churches that also actually take a stand, and declare homosexuality to be a sin (Baptists for example), I expect that they similarly try to be supportive of members of the congregation who are struggling, yet sincerely trying to keep God’s commandments forbidding homosexual practices.