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Mormons Reach Out To Gays And Lesbians

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(MYFOXLA) -- On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 -- California's embattled law banning gay marriage.

But what didn't make headlines that same day was a new website --  launched by the Mormon church, a driving force behind the anti-gay marriage initiative four years ago.

It appears a lot has changed with what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has to say about homosexuality.

The website is called -- an attempt, the church says, to lead to greater sensitivity and better understanding of same-sex attraction. Notice that term "attraction."

The church won't call it "being gay" and in fact, still says "the attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is."

Dr. Patrick Mason, a professor at Claremont University's School of Religion and an expert on the Mormon church, talked to Studio 11 LA on the latest development.



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