A letter from the First Presidency of the LDS Church in Salt Lake City to be read in Sunday services by California church leaders urging their congregations to do what they can to support the state’s ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriage was leaked early, and has pissed off the gay and lesbian Mormon support group “Affirmation”.
Says the letter: “The Church’s teachings and position on this moral issue are unequivocal. Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God, and the formation of families is central to the Creator’s plan for His children. We ask that you do all you can to support the constitutional amendment…to assure that marriage in California is legally defined as being between a man and a woman.”
Affirmation’s executive director released a statement in response: “Like all Mormons, the members of Affirmation believe strongly in the worth and sanctity of families – all families.”