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Mormon Leader Reiterates Church’s Opposition to Gay Marriage

At a church conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, a top Mormon official reiterated the church’s longstanding opposition to same-sex marriage, the AP reports:

Neil andersenThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second consecutive conference in which leaders took time to emphasize the faith's insistence that marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman, as God created.

"While many governments and well-meaning individuals have redefined marriage, the Lord has not," said Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve. "He designated the purpose of marriage to go far beyond the personal satisfaction and fulfillment of adults, to more importantly, advancing the ideal setting for children to be born, reared and nurtured." […]

Andersen encouraged church members not to buckle under the pressure of a growing movement on social media and elsewhere by advocates who want to make gay marriage legal. He offered the example of a woman who articulated her support for "traditional marriage" on Facebook and refused to take it down despite backlash.

Anderson also praised those who “struggle with same-sex attraction,” but stay true to the commandments of God and not succumb to the sin of homosexuality.  

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  1. 1978 was they year the Lord changed his mind about blacks being okay, maybe 2014 will be our year!

    Posted by: John in Houston | Apr 6, 2014 7:23:10 PM

  2. Three, two, one...cue the revelation.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Apr 6, 2014 9:05:15 PM

  3. john Patrick and a bunch of others: Thanks for saving me some commenting time. Planet Kolob will be calling them when it becomes really necessary.

    Posted by: emjayay | Apr 7, 2014 1:12:20 AM

  4. People who are members of a church created by a polygamist swindler and serial adulterer named Smith have absolutely no business telling anybody what makes a marriage and absolutely no qualifications to tell gay people that their marriages don't measure up. The Mormon church doesn't pass the laugh test and Mormons are living proof that P. T. Barnum was right--there really IS a sucker born every minute, especially in Utah.

    Posted by: Jim | Apr 7, 2014 2:17:38 AM

  5. With the Church of Latter Day Saints having congregations in Canada they cannot preach against gay marriage here as it was passed into federal law over a decade ago. There are lots of Mormons in across Canada especially here in Alberta where they opened the first temple outside the US almost a century ago. I find it rather odd they preach about this in the US while here in Canada they know they cannot and are perfectly happy letting people live as they are....rather amusing accepting gay marriage in my country while against it in the US......

    Posted by: Darrell | Apr 7, 2014 7:08:19 AM

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