Saturday, March 21, 2015
LDS church won't act on personal social media support of gay marriage
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints now says it will not take any action against individual members who express political support for gay marriage or any other equal rights for gays in social or any other public media, as long as it is not presented as official church doctrine. The story in the Salt Lake Tribune is here. It wasn’t clear if this applied to church employees.
There have been numerous problems with employees of other churches, especially Catholic, being fired for supporting gay marriage on their own social media accounts. The problem was much less noticeable with earlier issues, like gays in the military.
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