A bit of Mormon culture for you: we call our way of life the Straight and Narrow Path. It’s constant in the things we ought to do, but those things determine a great many areas in our lives. Those suggestions don’t ever change but there are an awful lot of them. To walk the straight and narrow constantly is hard, as is walking a tightrope, but it’s what we strive to do.
I was walking along the sidewalk today on-campus, reading the chalk messages that the Gay-Straight Alliance had written there. Some of them are really clever, including this one: “Straight but not Narrow.” It’s clever because the majority of the students here, who are Mormon, will get it. I agree with the statement. I’m straight, but not narrow-minded. I strive to walk that path, but I don’t think gay people are wrong for not walking that path I choose to follow.