052: Sam Noble Pt. 3 on his place in the church as a gay man

In part 3 of 3 Sam talks about his place in the church, his hopes for the future including his desire to have a husband and a family, and his belief about personal revelation and belief when interpreting the teachings of church leaders.

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Link to part 1 here

Link to part 2 here

Part 3:

5 comments for “052: Sam Noble Pt. 3 on his place in the church as a gay man

  1. David
    August 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    What an interesting interview. I really admire people who keep a connection in the church. I think they will make a big difference. I can’t believe it but I have been considering renewing my participation in the church as well these past few weeks. I think it would be easier if I felt connected to God and the spirit like you do. I feel like I really deconstructed all my beliefs so far that I’m not sure if I can ever rebuild them but who knows, maybe I can rebuild them in a new way that I currently just can’t imagine.

    • Sam
      August 29, 2013 at 4:52 am

      David, I know several who have left and after years come back – I can only imagine how hard that must be. If you feel a desire to participate, find some way to do that. Reach out to someone in your area. Show up for just sacrament. Whatever it may be, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Make it a conversation with the Divine and I believe you will find a way for your heart’s desires to happen.

    • Rob
      September 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      I just want to back up what Sam is saying. I’ve had some of the very same spiritual insights given to me. There is so much truth here, David. I have found it a very key principle to remove whatever you place between you and the divine truth … i.e. God. Allow the atonement of Christ to remove whatever guilt you might have felt and just stand before God as you are. He will love you as you are and once you trust that, you’ll find the ability to move forward into happiness and a personal path to the divine without any fear.

  2. Patch
    September 17, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Thank you for your testimony Sam! Your words brought a beautiful spirit and tears to the eye. I admire your path, and look up to you as a valiant, extraordinary son of God.

  3. sara
    October 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    the only problem I see is that the family proc was misrepresented. there is a part that does talk about widows or single parent families or illness. so its not just for perfect families but perhaps for all. otherwise interesting talk.

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