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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