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Mormon Church Releases Statement on Utah Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

LdsThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints released a statement regarding Judge Robert Shelby's ruling on Friday legalizing same-sex marriage in Utah:

The Church has been consistent in its support of traditional marriage while teaching that all people should be treated with respect. This ruling by a district court will work its way through the judicial process. We continue to believe that voters in Utah did the right thing by providing clear direction in the state constitution that marriage should be between a man and a woman and we are hopeful that this view will be validated by a higher court.

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  1. I would say an opinion I wasn't really to surprised by really.

    Posted by: Tom | Dec 23, 2013 9:32:38 AM

  2. "... We continue to believe ...that marriage should be between a man and a woman..."

    "... We continue to believe ...that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and a woman, and a woman, and a woman, and a woman, and a woman, and a woman, and a woman, and a woman,and a woman, and a woman .."

    There... FTFY.

    Posted by: q | Dec 23, 2013 10:08:17 AM

  3. Mormons are outdated and too conservative.
    Goodbye, that's all he wrote.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Dec 23, 2013 10:28:36 AM

  4. All this is absolutely too delicious! I was raised Mormon. Left it behind long ago when I realized that I wasn't the one with the problem. Thank you Judge Shelby !!! You knocked it right out of the ball park.

    Posted by: rroberts | Dec 23, 2013 10:49:54 AM

  5. A church based on sexual and marital freedom if you are rich and powerful probably doesn't have two legs to stand on dictating terms to others.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 23, 2013 11:00:02 AM

  6. Again Opponents of people getting married aren't defending any marriages, they are simply attacking and depriving a subset of people from their right to marry. The Mormon Church is undermining the institution of Marriage

    Posted by: Rafael | Dec 23, 2013 11:43:13 AM

  7. So, to paraphrase, Morons value the Sanctity of Bigotry much more highly than the concept of equal rights. They do not mind imposing their amazingly idiotic religion on people. Oh, one more thing, the Morons are losers too.

    Posted by: Steve Rider | Dec 23, 2013 12:02:15 PM

  8. By "traditional marriage," of course, they mean the union of one wrinkly 70-year-old walking nut sac to 20 14-year-old girls who didn't have the good sense to run away from home.

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 23, 2013 12:07:35 PM

  9. Mormons, just like their hired guns at NOM, have never done anything to support marriage of any kind. All they have ever done is attack marriage.

    Posted by: adamth | Dec 23, 2013 12:47:39 PM

  10. "As Mormons, we're dedicated to driving as many of our gay sons as possible to suicide so we don't have to deal with them shaming our church by leaving it, marrying other men, and going on to have actually-enjoyable lives which prove the nonsensical sham that is our religion"

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 23, 2013 1:06:30 PM

  11. Boy do they have their magic undies in a bunch!!!

    Posted by: Mark | Dec 23, 2013 1:52:52 PM

  12. Reading these comments remind me of the scene of the exorcist when Father Merrin comes into Regans house. The demons start howling. The mere fact that you take pleasure in "sticking to the church and God" says you are of your father the devil as stated by Jesus. Same sex marriage will never be sanctified by the church or god and without that it's just a piece of paper. Your rise was foretold as is your fall. Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. for even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men leaving the natural use of the woman burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. God gave them over to a debased mind being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness.

    Posted by: judgementday | Dec 23, 2013 2:20:41 PM

  13. And, of course, if the court doesn't find as the church wants, it shows the court's error. (At least until some secretly gay "prophet" of the LDS has a "revelation.")

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Dec 23, 2013 3:09:11 PM

  14. HA! I laughed my ass off when I saw this. The mormons are assholes.

    Posted by: SpunkRocker | Dec 23, 2013 5:33:57 PM

  15. @Judgementday....I dont care what your god or church or bible says. I dont belive in your god, church or bible. HAVE A NICE DAY!

    Posted by: Chicklets | Dec 23, 2013 5:39:34 PM

  16. JUDGEMENTDAY, Mormons aren't allowed to watch R-rated movies.


    Posted by: FFS | Dec 23, 2013 6:27:35 PM

  17. Their response surprised me. It seems rather mild.

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 23, 2013 8:11:42 PM

  18. @andrew : they've seen the proverbial handwriting on the wall, or at least on the court order. Their "prophet" had a revelation that suddenly enhanced the status of Blacks in their church (after civil rights was a done deal) and the same thing is probably happening here. They probably need some quiet time so that they won't wake up their "elders" during an afternoon nap. The strategy is to put the topic on the back burner for a few years so that the announcement that things are changing won't shock anyone and make them think the church is flip flopping.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 23, 2013 11:37:48 PM

  19. @judgementday: What Paul was ranting about in Romans was idol worship, which could in some cases be pretty racy. has an example (skip to 2:17 into the video). It's pretty hard to compete with that by asking people to sit quietly in pews and sing hymns.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 23, 2013 11:48:26 PM

  20. @Bill: Yeah, that "revelation" that allowed black men to hold the same positions of authority as white men (although there's never been a black prophet, apostle, general authority, etc.) came in 1978.

    God apparently wanted to give that whole "Civil Rights" thing about 10 years to see if it would stick, or not.

    It also happened to COINCIDENTALLY coincide with a point when the church was attempting to expand into Brazil. Hmmmmmmm.

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 23, 2013 11:48:31 PM

  21. I can kind of understand how people get taken in by ancient myths like Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity et al. But Mormonism like Scientology is such recently made up myths and we actually know real facts about their flawed human founders, that it just seems obvious that it is just a lot of nonsense.

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 24, 2013 12:24:36 AM

  22. @ Andrew: Joseph Smith was lucky to be born when he was. Today, he'd never have been able to get started due to all the cell phone cameras recording what is actually going on. It's one thing to be able to find documents about Joseph Smith's problems with law enforcement. It's another to have some unseemly behavior recorded for all to see.

    Look at that Duck nut with his crazy preaching. There's no way to deny it when the video is readily available on youtube.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 24, 2013 1:51:45 AM

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