same heart beats in every human breast.”
Breaking Bread and Building Understanding
Mormons and Gays
Families and Friends
This is not an organization. It is an idea. And like all ideas it will multiply in power as it is shared. Take it and use it for whatever good you can.
We began as a small group of Mormons and gay people in Northern California. An evening of sitting together, breaking bread and eating soup—and talking, talking, talking—brought us an increase of hope and of love. We decided to do it again, with others. Then again. And again. And again.
We have found that breaking bread together brings good harvest. We believe that you will find the same.
If you are gay—reach out to that Mormon person at work or in your neighborhood. If you are Mormon—speak to that gay person that you sort of know at the office or that is a friend of your friend or perhaps is your cousin. Create an invitation of your own, using anything useful on this site or whatever comes to your own mind and heart.
Perhaps: “There’s this idea I heard about—Proposition Healing—bringing Mormons and gays and lesbians together just to talk. I’d like it very much if you and your partner or spouse, or you and a few of your friends, would come over to my house for a bite to eat, but mostly just to talk. I’d really like to know your story, and I’d like to tell you mine.”
Our hope for such an event is--
This is an opportunity to share personal stories and feelings
And, of course, please adapt this idea to anything that makes sense—a business lunch, a walk, a long-distance telephone call. Ask your heart.
Our conversations have been wonderful. We hope that yours will be too.
We would love to hear what you have experienced as a result of accepting this invitation. Please send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.