So I just noticed this recent post on the MoHo Directory about a fireside in Idaho Falls:
http://ldslights.org/?p=546. It is essentially for "instruction and encouragement for Priesthood leaders, for those who experience same-gender attraction, and for friends and family. Presenters will include Priesthood leaders and mental health professionals." But not only that, "we are also honored to announce that Ty Mansfield, co-author of In Quiet Desperation, will be our feature speaker."
So they are trotting out Ty Mansfield, who will have been married for just over a month, to tell gay Mormons how life will be good if they will just follow church leaders and trust that there is a woman for them.
There was a lot of debate over Ty Mansfield's decision to get married. Some of that debate led to the creation of a website warning Ty Mansfield and his fiance that they may not be making the best decision. That led to more debate. Most people I heard from, thought it was inappropriate to tell two consenting adults how they should live their life and that Ty and Danielle were within their rights to decide to marry, and others should leave them alone. Even those who recognized that Ty's prominent place in the gay Mormon community made this decision more public than others usually agreed that their decision should be left alone, despite the fact that struggling gay Mormons might see this action as further evidence that they should try to find a woman to marry so they could fulfill the Plan of Happiness (TM).
However, now Ty Mansfield appears to be all too willing to not just let his private decision subtly influence impressionable gay Mormons, he is going on a talking circuit to trumpet his "correct" decision and provide an example to others. I had assumed Ty, in making his decision to marry Danielle, was going to quietly disappear from the gay Mormon scene. Rather, it appears he is going to remake his image and make a new debut on the gay Mormon scene with a wife at his side. What can the