Scott & Becky Mackintosh

Scott and Becky Mackintosh have seven children. Their beliefs surrounding homosexuality were challenged when their middle son, Sean, told them he was gay. In turning to the Lord for guidance the Mackintoshes received an answer that was clear: “Love—love unconditionally.” Since they believe the family is central to God’s plan, the Mackintoshes embrace the gospel and their son—unconditionally. They have discovered that the best way to navigate life’s challenges is through pure Christlike love and trusting the Lord.


Jake
10 Nov, 2014

Thanks so much for sharing this was truly an amazing story to here thanks you guys are a great example.


Chris
11 Nov, 2014

Thank you, this video has inspired me to tell my own parents about my experience with SSA. I wish I could also say that they'll be the first to know, but better late than never. :)


Irene Bozich
11 Nov, 2014

I am so proud of both of you! We never know what we are going to be faced with in this life, but always LOVE IS THE ANSWER. As difficult as it was, you both chose the Christ like way to deal with the situation. You are so strong living the example of LOVE and leading the way for others to follow. Love you!


Luke awoderu
11 Nov, 2014

A 16 year old really needed to hear those words. Thank you the both of u


Lisa Clancy
12 Nov, 2014

I ADORE this beautiful story of your family's journey to understand SSA. I am touched by your honesty and challenges! It shows that growth can come when we begin to see as the Savior sees. Yes - LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY! <3 Sean is a lucky young man to have you as his parents. I hope to meet him one day. Thank you for your continued testimony as light is added to light. Bless you and thank you!! With Appreciation, Lisa in SC


Tammy
12 Nov, 2014

Thank you so much for your story. My husband and I have gone this journey and have also learned love is the answer. These stories give me courage everyday and helps me know that even though the gospel is the center of my life, loving my son is the most important thing I can do and accept his choices without judgement. Thank you again.


Wes
13 Nov, 2014

Wiping the tears to write… I love your love! For as I was coming back to the church, after being away for 30 years, that is what the Lord did to me, filled me with His love to heal my worth issues; to love myself again. We as gay men and women, especially years ago felt the world's distain and just last week the Lord showed me deep buried in my mind the core thoughts of a child's thinking "Life is too hard", "I can't do this", " Please let me die", "I want to die". Thoughts that were a hidden and buried deep. But in His great mercy and wisdom is even rooting out anything that might keep me from coming even closer to Him. As I heard your thoughts on being earthly examples of our Heavenly Parents it caused me to weep and I could feel the love of the Heavens. What greater gift to your son, than your love. Thank you!


Mark
14 Nov, 2014

What a wonderful example you two are. My brother came out many years ago and my parents' response was to love him unconditionally. They did leave the Church because they felt as you mentioned that if the Church had no place for my brother they needed to support my brother. It's good to hear your testimonies and story. Thank you for sharing!


Jim
13 Jan, 2015

Wow, when you both referred to your situation as a blessing, it really, really touched me. I felt the spirit so strong as each of you mentioned that. Thank you for your candor and your example. God bless each of you.


Michael
25 Mar, 2015

I only had time to listen to the highlights, but it was extremely insightful. I wish my family would feel this way and be accepting. It is nothing we choose and death feels a lot easier than coping. Just this morning I was thinking that all I do is give pain to others by just being alive and that I should end this life now. You both gave hope and insight. I will come back and listen to the whole interview. I've been in denial for a long time trying to push it down inside, but I can't do that anymore. No one seems to understand. No one seems to want to understand. Thank you so much.


Becky Mackintosh
17 May, 2015

Michael - I am so sorry for your pain. Death is never the answer - the world needs you. Feel free to connect with me privately in an email or on Facebook.


Ray Fujikawa
15 Jul, 2015

What a wonderful gift you gave all of us by sharing your family's story! As a Branch President of a Young Single Adult Branch, I have been struggling as to how I was going to share the First Presidency's message about same sex marriage and do it the way that they intended and the way that would hopefully be impactful to all of my kids in the Branch. I've been earnestly praying for guidance. Your story has given it to me....... Thank you and God Bless the Mackintosh Family!


Debbie
16 Jul, 2015

Thanks you so much for sharing your beautiful insights about your son Sean and how your family has embraced who he is with unconditional love and understanding. I feel that more and more families are being touched with this issue and I agree, that we just need to LOVE them and be there for them. It doesn't mean that we have to agree with their choices, but we do need to let them know that no matter what they are loved. Every human being is entitled to having love extended to them with an open and understanding heart. We are loosing to many young people to suicide because they feel like no one will listen to them and no one will understand them. Let all continue to reach out in love as our Savior would do. We are all his children and we all have different challenges in our lives. But love can conquer all barriers and save lives.


Ted
17 Aug, 2015

Thanks so much for sharing your story! It helps give me hope! I've listened to it several times. I hate to admit that I'm in my early 50's and have never told my parents or other family. I fear rejection and don't know how they would react. My parents are 80 and 81. I've told a few people as well as my Bishops but never my family, which makes me feel guilty. Family should be the easiest to tell. I continue to pray for guidance on how to deal with this issue which has been with me most of my life. It can be a very lonely road sometimes! Thanks again for sharing and sharing your Chrit-like love with Sean and others!



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