D todd christofferson s brother is gay
Because the LDS Church teaches that being gay is not a sin, but acting on it is, some Mormon parents decide that, to be faithful, they have to reject their kids in same-sex relationships. You know, stick to their standards. Christofferson, the year-old gay brother of LDS apostle D. Todd Christofferson, says his parents followed neither course. Faith and family closeness were entwined, each incomplete without the other, he says in an interview.
Mormon apostle’s gay brother shares his religious journey, preaches love for his former partner, faith and family
Gay brother of Mormon apostle shares his spiritual journey | Deseret News
So Christofferson asked for excommunication from the LDS Church and lived as a gay man, including finding a permanent partner. His family, which includes a brother, LDS apostle D. Todd Christofferson, continued to love him without reservation , Tom Christofferson said last month in a speech in Arizona. As they expressed it, while none of us is perfect as individuals, we can be perfect in our unconditional love for each other.
Gay brother of Mormon apostle shares his spiritual journey
Elder Christofferson speaks with precision and clarity, and believes in the power of prayer. Todd had taken the words of his priesthood leader seriously and had prayed about his testimony. But there in Palmyra, the cradle of the Restoration, he determined this was the time and place he was going to get a confirmation.
It was Nov. Tom, a self-described "happy gay Mormon," sent a text to his brother, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The apostle confirmed the news. Tom Christofferson was stunned.