The First Presidency has released a new booklet, titled God Loveth His Children, aimed at helping both those who struggle with same-gender attraction and members of their families.
“We encourage all leaders to reach out with love and understanding to those affected by same-gender attraction,” the First Presidency said. “As you do so, please remember to teach true doctrine, as explained in the … booklet, and to counsel in a spirit of warmth and love.”
The booklet discusses the nature of individual identity and potential, the plan of happiness, self-mastery, filling a life with goodness, and going forward in life.
The booklet will be available in 27 languages and will be distributed through stake, branch, and mission leaders. The languages include: ASL, Cebuano, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, English Braille, Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, and Ukrainian.
Additional copies of the booklet are available through distribution centers. The booklet will also be available on the Church’s Web site in these languages.