Masturbation makes you gay, leaked Mormon guide claims
A leaked Mormon guidebook claims that masturbation can cause homosexuality.
Originally published in 1981 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the guide was shared this week by MormonLeaks, a group dedicated to more transparency within the Latter-Day Saints church, Newsweek reports.
It claims homosexuality is a “learned behaviour” caused by dominant mothers and absent fathers and warns against young people masturbating.
The guide says: “Early masturbation experiences introduce the individual to sexual thoughts which may become habit-forming and reinforcing to homosexual interests.
“Self-masturbation is almost universal among those who engage in homosexual behaviour, and is a very difficult habit for most to overcome.”
The book believes homosexuality is a “grave concern” because it may involve violent or criminal behaviour and warns against people who don’t renounce their