Saturday, November 07, 2015

Mormon church makes children of same-sex unions apostates

The Mormon Church (or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) seems to have backtracked on some earlier signs of moderation on “gay rights”, saying that the children of same-sex couples (whether legally married or cohabiting) cannot be members of or baptized in the Church, until age 18 and living separate (and willing to disavow same-sex marriage and “cohabitation”).

The CNN story by Ray Sanchez is “Mormon Church labels same-sex couples apostates”, link here.   The policy is part of “Handbook 1”.

Again, anti-gay attitudes seem caught up in placing a lot of meaning on procreative sexual intercourse (in marriage). It really is about openness to having children.

Wikipedia attribution link for Salt Lake City downtown picture by “Northern Magnolia” under Creative Commons 3.0 Share-Alike license. Most recent visit for me was in 1981.

Update: November 12

NBC reports that "hundreds" are leaving the Mormon church because of the policy, recent story here

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