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“The person that’s working [to resist] those tendencies ought not to feel himself to be a pariah. Now, quite a different thing is sexual relations outside of marriage. A person engaging in that kind of behavior should well feel guilt. They should well feel themselves estranged from God, who has given commandments against that kind of behavior. It’s not surprising to me that they would feel estranged from their church. What surprises me is that they would feel that the Church can revoke God’s commandments.”

~Dallin H. Oaks, television interview on 3 December 1986, answer not telecast; Church News – 14 February 1987, pages 10, 12;see “Same-Gender Attraction“~