Originally Posted by KirtlandSaintinZion
I've haven't felt labeled by the church itself, just individual members.
I agree with this notion with the current leadership of the church. Labeling is much more naughty in our PC world than acting on one's sexuality.
My daughter came out of the closet the day my oldest son went into the MTC. She was so angry he would go on a mission when the church, in her opinion, discriminates against the LGBT community.
This was a huge challenge for my son while he was in the MTC and while on his mission because she wrote angry letters to him far more often than I wrote letters at all.
I don't know if the modern church actively discriminates against the LGBT community anymore, but by not fully accepting LGBT members regardless of sexual activity is just as bad (for them).
My daughter and I do not discuss this. She knows what I think: I love her, but will never accept her behavior as appropriate for members of the church. I think she is a great person, but when she came out and has been active in various relationships, I feel she basically turned her back on the church. I feel the same way about my brothers and my uncles who are sexually active outside marriage.
I talk to my daughter anyway. I love her and that can not be denied, I just will never accept her lifestyle as LDS appropriate, but it is just fine for someone who is not trying to live according to church standards. If one is not trying to be LDS, I really don't care what they do.