Mormons Sharpen Stand Against Same-Sex Marriage


tay
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Children of same-sex couples will not be able to join the Mormon Church until they turn 18 — and only if they move out of their parents’ homes, disavow all same-sex relationships and receive approval from the church’s top leadership as part of a new policy adopted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In addition, Mormons in same-sex marriages (external - login to view) will be considered apostates and ordered to undergo church disciplinary hearings that could lead to excommunication, a more rigid approach than the church has taken in the past.

The new policies are an effort by the church, which has long opposed same-sex marriage, to reinforce and even harden its doctrinal boundaries for its members at a time when small but increasing numbers of Mormons are coming out as gay or supportive of same-sex marriage.

At the same time, the church has recently been taking a tolerant public stance supportive of laws that ban discrimination against gay people in employment and housing. Since the Supreme Court established a right to same-sex marriage nationwide in June, Mormon leaders have parted company with the leaders of evangelical and other conservative churches by affirming that despite their religious convictions, even people of faith opposed to gay marriage must follow the law.

“The church is walking a fine line between on the one hand recognizing the reality of changing mores in American society externally, but internally holding the line on its own doctrinal rigor — its own beliefs and teachings,” said David Campbell (external - login to view), a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame and a co-author of “Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics.”

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AnnaG
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Hallelujah! We can cure you of this evil! We can exorcise that demon right out of you!
Feckin quackery. sheeeesh lol

Winston Blackmore and Co. are Mormons. I wonder how the Church of Latter Day Saints can square that circle. "Join Bountiful, guys! You too can have multiple wives under 15!"
 
Serryah
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Ugh; Mormons should be changed to Morons and not just for this but all the other crap they do.
 
Machjo
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I cab't understand church sanctions against the children of gay parents and and celibate gays. I can understand sanctions against those who themselves actively violate the laws of the church whether they are gay or not, such as when they actively and willingly participate in a homosexual act.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

such as when they actively and willingly participate in a homosexual act.



define "homosexual act".
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

define "homosexual act".

A sexual act between people of the same sex.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

A sexual act between people of the same sex.


Kissing can be seen as a "sexual act", so 2 people of the same sex kissing is a homosexual act.
 
skookumchuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaGView Post

Hallelujah! We can cure you of this evil! We can exorcise that demon right out of you!
Feckin quackery. sheeeesh lol

Winston Blackmore and Co. are Mormons. I wonder how the Church of Latter Day Saints can square that circle. "Join Bountiful, guys! You too can have multiple wives under 15!"

They are not part of the LDS church. They are an offshoot with their own set of rules regarding families, just like you. I have no religion but i defend those that do if it does not affect me.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Kissing can be seen as a "sexual act", so 2 people of the same sex kissing is a homosexual act.

Borderline.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

Borderline.


lol...ya..ok
 
AnnaG
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Quote: Originally Posted by skookumchuckView Post

They are not part of the LDS church. They are an offshoot with their own set of rules regarding families, just like you. I have no religion but i defend those that do if it does not affect me.

ahh ok.
 
Ludlow
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Polygamy played a large role in most major religions.

I don't know how any religion can place itself in a position as a representative of morality.
Last edited by Ludlow; Nov 7th, 2015 at 05:35 PM..Reason: grammar
 
tay
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