Spirituality and Religion

Top Mormon Legislator Senator Orrin Hatch: Being Gay Is Not A Sin

Salt Lake City, Utah- On Thursday, October 12th, Faith in America met with top Mormon legislator, Senator Orrin Hatch and lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds to discuss the staggering epidemic facing LGBT youth across the country. The meeting centered around the shocking statistics that LGB adolescents who are highly rejected by their families during adolescence are more than 8 times as likely to attempt suicide in young adulthood1. During the meeting, Senator Hatch was asked if he thought being gay was a sin. The Senator responded with, "No, I don't. How could anything that God gives you be a sin-especially something you are born with. Mormons believe in a pre-mortal existence, so if you tell gay kids they are sinners, you are saying that God made someone a sinner before they were born and that is just not right."

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