Book Table of Contents

VOLUME ONE

Preface Lavina Fielding Anderson

Introduction: A Call to Zion

PART 1 - THE STUMBLING BLOCKS: OBSTACLES TO ACCEPTANCE

Introduction: Encountering the “Clobber Scriptures”

1   - The “Sin” of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:1-11)

2   - Leviticus 18:22, 20:13: The Law of Moses Holiness Codes

3   - The New Testament Scriptures

4   - The Modern-Day Church: Other Beliefs that Inhibit Acceptance

 

PART 2 - STEPPING-STONES TOWARD A ZION COMMUNITY

Introduction: The Search for “Things as They Are”

5   - The Concept of a Zion People

6   - Gender and Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom

7   - Intersex and Transgender Diversity in Human Experience

8   - God: Our Heavenly Parents

9   - Reparative Therapy—From What?

10 - Neurology and Homosexuality

11 - Psychological Explanations for Homosexuality

12 - Bisexuality: Ambidextrous Sexual Orientation?

13 - All of God’s Children: A Search for Truth

14 - Overcoming the Traditions of Our Foreparents

15 - The Other Scriptures: Toward Full Inclusiveness

16 - Enlarging Our Understanding of Chosen People: Sexual Minorities in Scripture

17 - Celibacy, Cohabitation, or Marriage

 

PART 3 - THE RESTORATION AND CONTINUAL REVELATION: MORE STEPPING-STONES

Introduction: Envisioning Change

18 - Expansiveness in “The Restoration of All Things”

19 - Free Agency and Gospel Principles

20 - The New and Everlasting Covenant: Doctrine and Covenants 131-132

21 - Temple Ordinances and Priesthood “Sealing Power”

22 - Same-Sex Sealings and the Law of Adoption

23 - Personal Revelation: Another Stepping-Stone

24 - Communicating with Church Leaders

25 - Parents Pleading for Their Children

 

VOLUME TWO

PART 4 - THE CHURCH IN CRISIS

Introduction: Stumbling over Tradition

26 - “We Love Them as Sons and Daughters”

27 - “Love The Sinner, Hate the Sin”:  Official Anti-Gay Rhetoric, 1970S-2004

28 - The Dallin H. Oaks/Lance B. Wickman Interview, 2006, and Other Legal Matters

29 - Struggling with Church Policies

30 - Rejection, Homelessness, Suicide and Violence

31 - “The Divine Institution of Marriage,” 2008

32 - Proposition 8: Damage and Reconstruction

33 - Post-2008: Isn’t One Black Eye Enough?

34 - The U.S. Supreme Court Rulings, 2014 and 2015

35 - Onward, Christian Soldiers! The Church at War Against Itself

36 - Realizing the Need for Change

 

PART 5 - STEPPING UP TO ZION  

Introduction: Building the Waste Places

37 - Soul Force: Satyagraha

38 - Rebellion Against Tradition

39 - Restoration in Process

40 - The Stepping-Stones of Hope and Reconciliation

41 - Jesus Christ and the Pure in Heart

 

PART 6 - APPENDICES

Appendix A

Part 1: Bible References to “Sodomite,” “Sodom and Gomorrah”

Part 2: Scriptures Quoted in President Spencer W. Kimball’s Writings

Appendix B

Part 1: Translations and Additional Definitions

Part 2: New Testament Discussion of Same-Sex References

Part 3: Commentary on Deuteronomy 22:5

Part 4: All the Eunuchs in the Bible

Appendix C

Intersex Resources

Appendix D

Walter Curtis’s Correspondence with President Hinckley’s Office

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX:

Author/Subject

Scriptural

 

Author Bio

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