Along with my personal blog here I'm also a contributor to the Northern Lights blog over at the North Star website. North Star is, basically, a support organization for us gays that are stickin' it out with the church. And our friends and families. Sometimes I write posts because it's my turn and I think, "meh". Other times I write posts because it's my turn and I think, "That was an alright post. I'd like people to see that one."
My most recent post over there deals with the question of changing orientation. It's a letter to a member of the church - friend of a friend - who is of the opinion that I, and everyone else in my position, have a duty to use the atonement to change. I shared my opinion that while the atonement certainly has the power to change that sort of thing, I don't think that's what it's for.
Read the whole thing here.
And Merry Christmas.
And here's to a prosperous 2013!