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“There is a falsehood that some are born with an attraction to their own kind, with nothing they can do about it. They are just ‘that way’ and can only yield to those desires. That is a malicious and destructive lie. While it is a convincing idea to some, it is of the devil. No one is locked into that kind of life. From our pre-mortal life we were directed into a physical body. There is no mismatching of bodies and spirits. Boys are to become men – masculine, manly men – ultimately to become husbands and fathers. No one is predestined to a perverted use of these powers.”

Boyd K. Packer, General Conference – October 1976 “To Young Men Only” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, General Conference Priesthood Session, 2 October 1976).