QUOTE: “I know that those tragic events happen. … I think part of what my responsibility extends to, is trying to teach people to be loving, and civil and sensitive to one another so that people will not feel driven, whatever the policy disagreements, whatever the rules of the church, or the practices of a church, or any other organization, if they are administered with kindness, at the highest level or at the level of the congregation or the ward, they won’t drive people to take those extreme measures; that’s part of my responsibility to teach that. And beyond that, I will be accountable to higher authority for that. That’s the way I look on that. Nobody is sadder about a case like that than I am.” –Dallin H. Oaks, responding to a question about the church’s responsibility for the gay Mormon suicide crisis, 9 February 2016. [source]
COMMENTARY: Dallin H. Oaks is a sad, sad man. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.