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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Mormon Leader Reaffirms Faith's Opposition to Gay Marriage

A top Mormon leader reaffirmed the religion's opposition to same-sex marriage on Saturday during a church conference — and reminded followers watching around the world that children should be raised in families led by a married man and woman no matter what becomes the norm in a "declining world."

The speech by Dallin H. Oaks, a member of a top governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, followed a push in recent years by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to uphold theological opposition to gay marriage amid widespread social acceptance while trying to foster an empathetic stance toward LGBT people.

The Mormon church is one of many conservative faith groups navigating the challenges that arise from trying to strike the right balance.

"We have witnessed a rapid and increasing public acceptance of cohabitation without marriage and same-sex marriage. The corresponding media advocacy, education, and even occupational requirements pose difficult challenges for Latter-day Saints," Oaks said. "We must try to balance the competing demands of following the gospel law in our personal lives and teachings even as we seek to show love for all."



USMCRetired said...

You have got to be kidding! The Mormon church with conservative morals? The same church that allows paligamy with multiple wives! They have no morals!

Anonymous said...

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. The Mormon church officially does not condone polygamy, which is mostly practiced by splinter groups of the religion. Don't believe all the crap you see on TV.

Anonymous said...

You know who also condemns Gay Marriage? Muslims. Conservative ideals ya'll.

Anonymous said...

How many Mormons do you no personally that have multiple wives? Answer is zero. Maybe on a tv show. I applaud them for NOT caving like so many others have.

Anonymous said...

I wish they would go back to their original stance on blacks in the church!

Anonymous said...

I don't care your gay and never have. I don't wish any harm upon ya'll for being gay. Freedom of religion is why we are the best country. If ya'll gay people or people of gayness (not sure what is proper now) are gay so be it. Some churches don't care and some do. USA

Anonymous said...

Democrats used Gays like they used Blacks just another tool to attack individual rights.