With a sincere desire to help, [they] write letters to Church leaders and pray that God will inspire the Brethren to understand homosexuality and change Church policies to be more favorable toward those who have homosexual desires. The leaders of the Church seriously consider homosexual issues and have a clear understanding of what God would have them do. There will likely never be a revelation on homosexuality that will become a section in the Doctrine and Covenants to answer all our questions. I likewise don't see a section about overcoming alcoholism or other mortal conditions. Revelation on these matters comes individually. The gospel already has the answers we need, and we can receive individual revelation as we need it to understand how to apply gospel principles to our specific problems.
in Resolving Homosexual Problems: A Guide For LDS Men
There is plenty I agree with in this book, but there are a few minor points with which I take issue. In fact, as I re-read this quote line by line, there is nothing explicit in it I disagree with. It's just the overall implication that the church is currently all set up to adequately meet the needs of its gay members that I find disagreeable. Sure, the gospel has the answers we need, but that doesn't mean making those answers easier to understand or more accessible isn't a good idea. Why isn't it appropriate to humbly suggest policy change where a need is perceived? It's a tricky thing, I realize, when your average member like me doesn't have access to the same body of information the brethren do. But, it's possible, I think, they may benefit from receiving more information.
Further, while I don't expect there to be a new section in the D&C changing doctrine on the topic, continued revelation and clarification are fundamental tenets of our faith, and I think to assert that no new revelation (other than individual) will come is presumptuous. There is, in my view, a pervasive ignorance in the church on homosexual issues. I do not believe it is widespread among the high leadership (although certain writings appear to evidence some), but I believe it is widespread among the membership. Teaching more on the subject would serve both those who struggle with gay issues and those who don't but who haven't given it much thought.
I do not wish to spend time in the comment section defending the brethren against insults or out-of-context quotations that misrepresent the church's position, so please keep any comments respectful.