Committed Same-sex Unions: Is a Theological Accommodation Possible? This paper explores a theological argument for legitimizing committed same-sex unions. It asks if there are scriptural and theological warrants for such a step by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other churches, especially if the bible is read holistically. I offer thoughts on various interpretive approaches to scripture and tradition, specifically applying them to the most common passages cited in opposition to homosexual unions. Finally, I ask if the theological tenets taught by Jesus Christ might support a revised understanding of these passages and lead to a change in policy concerning committed same-sex unions.
H. Wayne Schow, Edward L. Kimball