Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First (?) openly gay man to serve in LDS bishopric

Excerpts of An Open Letter from Mitch Mayne (See also this from the Salt Lake Tribune)
I am Mitch Mayne, and I am an openly gay Latter-Day Saint.
On August 14, 2011, I was sustained as a member of the Bishopric in the Bay Ward of the San Francisco Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons).
I accepted this calling because of the opportunity it presents me to serve my Savior and my community. And, I accepted this calling as my authentic self: A gay man who loves his Savior, loves his Mormon family, loves his counterparts within the LGBTQ community, and recognizes himself to be completely whole as I am—just as my Father made me.
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