As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Mormon", I am pondering why some people are expressing anger toward my faith. It seems to me that they think we are full of hate toward people who are gay. This perspective appears to be founded on the fact that "Mormons" do not accept gay marriages. That is true. We believe that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained by God. We also believe in complete chastity before marriage and total fidelity in marriage. We believe that the greatest happiness in this life, and in the life after this, will come as we live in families. We firmly believe that the family is the basis of a stable society.
Does this mean that we hate people who do not accept and live our beliefs? Of course not. True, "Mormons" are imperfect people and some have their own prejudices, but we are admonished to overcome these weaknesses and truly live with love as the Savior did. He associated with people not accepted in his society - the publicans, the Samaritans, the lepers, the sinners, or those who had broken the Jewish law. He showed deep love to all, and this is what we must also try to do.