Subscribe here. We are optimistic that a majority of people—whatever their beliefs and orientations—long for better understanding and less contentious communications. JonesPrimary general president, reminded Latter-day Saints that Christ is the perfect gift.
These efforts often relied on claims that same-sex marriage would harm children belonging to same-sex families as well as those children who interacted with them.
Love conquers hate. It felt like I was drowning again. Mormons protest over the rule change by church officials that bars children of same-sex couple from being baptized. This involved removing their names from the records of the church and nullifying any previous rituals.
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April 4, PM ET. You have recently seen such examples. And to this day it is defined by Him as being between a man and a woman," President Russell Nelson told students Tuesday at Brigham Young University, a predominantly Mormon university based in Utah.
Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, said the church's decision to completely reverse its policy came after "an extended period of counseling with our brethren" and a "united prayer to understand the will of the Lord.
The code bans other things that are common at other colleges, including drinking, beards and piercings. Only their children can once again participate fully in the church without sanction. The church unveiled sites for three temples , two in Utah and one in Texas.
The second-highest governing body, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is appointed by the president, with each Prophet succeeded by the most senior apostle at his death.