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Guest opinion: The church does not support conversion therapy, but that doesn’t fit in some headlines

Guest opinion: The church does not support conversion therapy, but that doesn’t fit in some headlines

(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)



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Editor’s note: This commentary by Jacob Hess and Hal Boyd was originally published in Public Square Magazine.

The well-being of youths and children is — and should be — common ground on which everyone can stand. We all want children to thrive and find joy.

That’s easy to forget in an environment of “us-versus-them” rhetoric where so much important nuance is lost. This is certainly the case regarding many of the reactions to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ position on a proposed “conversion therapy” ban.

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Jacob Hess
    Hal Boyd
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