Lacey schwimmer dating 2016
Most guys tend to feel like they have give up their faith, or leave the church, or kill themselves, or live a lie, or live a celibate lifestyle. You won’t ever be able to serve with the youth of the church.
The sad thing is, I think everyone is saying, “It’s just another gay dancer who came out.” A lot of my issue was not just about leaving the church, it was about me saying, I went through a process. I was even tempted to go to the old shock treatment that they had back in the day. You can still become active after this year, but there are some limitations.
I’d been out of the church for about a year when I did the interview. There are other people that were shocked as shit, but are still supportive. I get at least 10 emails a day from kids that say, I was going to kill myself, and I heard something in the podcast that rang true to me, and I’m holding on. When a gay member of the church confesses to even the most minimal of homosexual activity—if you’ve seen the movie Latter Days, it was like that, but it wasn’t as hateful or cinematic. They called me in and explained [I would go through] disfellowshipment, a time where we don’tparticipate in activities in the church, can’t pray in public.
You said on Twitter you didn’t expect “the ‘outside’ world”—non-Mormons—to pay any attention to your comments. When you sat down, did you think of that as your coming-out interview? For that validation alone—it’s nice that Perez Hilton and are covering this, but just that personal touch is what it’s about. Every member has a church record, and during the time when you’re disfellowshipped, you have a little asterisk by your name, explaining what’s going on with your situation.
It was the most divine, true, soul-searching experience that I’ve ever felt. He’s gay, too, and was pretty open about it back then. He was my first crush after I came back from my mission, actually.
He still has the bright-eyed, fervent zeal of a devoted missionary, but now he’s turned those years of study into a challenge for the Mormon church to consider the cost of its extremely slow evolution on gay issues. I’m speaking for the ones that have faith, and the ones that are rejected by their families. If there is a loving God out there, I doubt that he wants you to take your life.
(It’s considered tremendous progress that gay members are welcome—but only if they remain celibate, abstaining from all same-sex behavior.) Schwimmer, 28, called—while naked in a bathtub—on Skype from Vancouver, where he’s filming a new movie and trying to keep up with the response to a recent confessional video interviews he created with Mormon Stories, a group that expands the faith’s tradition of “giving testimony” to include voices of dissent that are questioning church doctrine. I’ve experienced love in non-sexual gay relationships, prior to leaving the church, and love is wonderful.