I’m A Gay Mormon LGBTQ Convert – WHAT? That’s what they say!

Who feels nothing but love from the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

I’m A Gay Mormon Convert – WHAT? That’s what they say!

Yep, who knew? On Aug 19th, 2017 I chose to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an openly gay convert. Am I nuts? 

Why What, How could you do that to the LGBT community? 

This is the story of my search for God’s love in my life, and how I found it with and through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Despite a reputation that says otherwise, members of The #ChurchOfJesusChrist of #Latter-daySaints or #LDS, they do in fact love and accept all people just as Christ would, regardless of their sexual orientation. 

I am an openly gay man who feels nothing but love from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was told my entire life that God rejected me and I was going to Hell merely for my sexual orientation. I needed to change my entire persona and become straight. This left such a bad taste in my mouth about organized religion in general, that I refused to attend any church, for many, many years.

It was Latter-day Saints who taught me that Heavenly Father loves ALL of His children, regardless of their sexual orientation. We are all children of God, and we should leave judgment to the Savior. It is not our place. We are asked only to love. #TurnUpTheLove 

My goals in writing this blog are to convey that we need more love in this world, more acceptance of all, and we need more happiness. I challenge you to choose love, no matter what race, nationality, whether you’re heterosexual, or someone like myself, who is 100% gay and a member of the LGBT+ Community and also a full temple recommend holder in good standing with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m serving as a Ward Mission Leader helping sisters and elder missionaries all over the world sharing the gospel of Christ as he does love each and every one of us despite our imperfections, as no one’s perfect. 

I’m not nuts or crazy for joining the church. After all, isn’t everyone a little nuts? Choose love, choose kindness, and most importantly, we all need to #TurnUpTheLove. 

Just Pray,

Love, Dennis Schleicher

Gay Man Become Mormon? by Dennis Schleicher

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Dennis Schleicher

Dennis Schleicher is a highly sought-after public speaker who has traveled worldwide speaking and inspiring others with his conversion and faith during difficult times. A writer, lifestyle reporter, and motivational speaker. Dennis now serves as the Elders Quorum First Counselor, Ward Mission Leader, assisting Mission Presidents, leaders, Sisters, and Elders worldwide to understand better how to do and help the LGBTQ+ community, creating a better understanding amongst all people.

8 thoughts on “I’m A Gay Mormon LGBTQ Convert – WHAT? That’s what they say!”

  1. Amen, I’m very proud of you and all that you do for yourself and others ❤️ Staying true to yourself and showing us how to keep an open mind. Rock on Dennis

  2. A sincere search for your calling is neither nuts nor surprising. You have always been a person of deep integrity and concern for everyone you meet and I am thrilled that you now follow the path of so many of our friends in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Life has a way of allowing us to choose our right path and I pray that your spiritual journey will be one that is blessed and with bountiful joys and unexpected rewards.

    1. I plan on coming by for some of your delicious cooking soon. I just love how your heavenly father works. He brought me Andrew and Audrey, who introduced me to Bobi, who introduced us. <3

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