The last conversation I had with a dear friend before I learned of her suicide was about how she missed going to her Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ward and how she longed to return. But was afraid too, because she knew her bishop would be required to excommunicate her and her wife. She expressed to me how horrible she would feel to bring that shame upon her large active Latter-day Saint family. A person should not be placed in the awkward position of being forced to choose between their spouse and their church and family tradition.

I want my friend back! I wish all our LDS LGBTQ youth and young adults that died of suicides in Utah back also.

My friend was the most Christlike person I ever knew. She took homeless people home until she had no more rooms for them. She lived Christ's teachings literally.

President Nelson, every time we have General Conference now we have an immediate rise in these suicides. Two the weekend after Elder Oaks spoke. President Nelson, please drop the awful November 2015 LGBTQ Excommunication & Discontinuation of LGBTQ Children’s Church Blessings and Baptism Policy, so we can reduce the loss of these precious lives?

Cheryl Nunn


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