During the past week, the LDS Church has been surveying Mormon "millennials" (those born between 1980 and 2000) on their attitudes about marriage and same-sex attraction — without ever mentioning the words "homosexual," "gay," "bisexual" or "transgender.
The survey was emailed to students at Brigham Young University and to members who attend a Young Single Adult Mormon congregation in Utah. Responders were told that, based on their answers, they might be contacted to participate in a larger study of the issue.
The original survey included the following question:
"What is your sexual orientation?"
Here were the only choices:
• "I am heterosexual, but I struggle with same-sex attraction."