“I am not asking that all criticism be silenced. Growth comes of correction. Strength comes of repentance. Wise is the man who can acknowledge mistakes pointed out by others and change his course.”

Gordon B. Hinckley | Ensign, April 1986


If we are to understand the direction we’re headed as a people, we must acknowledge the places we’ve been, as a church.

On the Record is intended to establish an historical accounting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ education, policy, disclosure, and messaging against homosexuals and homosexuality. 

Some of the positions and statements contained within this document are no longer used as doctrines or policies expressed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It is important to note that even though many of these messages have been discounted, none of them have been officially abandoned or acknowledged as erroneous by current church leadership.

*Some readers may find these statements to be painful and difficult to read. 

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