Topic

Conversion Therapy

God blessed this world with unique individuals. He loves us all in our differences. His Son, Jesus Christ, showed this love by the way he ministered to others, one by one. He offered love and compassion to vulnerable individuals, those on the margins of society, who were sometimes hated and mistreated by others. He listened, offered hope, and encouraged people to move forward with their lives in positive ways. As followers of Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saints strive to do the same.

Because each person is born with inherent worth and dignity, no one deserves to be subjected to abuse or cruelty. As a church we oppose any therapy ─ including conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity ─ that subjects a person to abusive practices. We encourage all interested parties to seek solutions that harmonize the wellbeing and protection of individuals with safeguarding the foundational freedoms of society ─ freedoms to do, be and become, as our personal values and core beliefs lead us.

We seek to do all we can to respect everyone’s experience and journey, and with love and compassion we offer listening ears, supportive shoulders, and willing hands to all who desire help on their life journey.

Style Guide Note:When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide.