The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said on Thursday that it would allow children of same-sex couples to be baptized, a remarkable reversal of church policy from one of the religious groups that had long sought to be a bulwark against gay rights. The decision rolled back a rule that had ripped congregations apart by declaring that church members in same-sex marriages were apostates and subject to excommunication, and that children of same-sex couples were banned from rituals like baptisms and baby-naming ceremonies. The decision, delivered by President Dallin H.
In the wake of Obergefell v. HodgesJune 26,U. Supreme Court decision striking down all state laws restricting marriage to a union between one man and one woman, public-opinion polls have shown significant levels of support for gay marriage among Christians of all denominations, including Catholics.
Qui sommes-nous? Brazil: homosexuality, religious beliefs and intolerance. Jessica Robineau, translated by Bartlett Kitty.
Most Baptist church organizations have a conservative view and doctrine on homosexuality. You will usually find an affirmation of marriage as being between one man and one woman and the practice of homosexuality considered to be sinful. But there are many different affiliations for Baptist congregations and a few take a more inclusive and affirming view. Individual members of Baptist churches may have their own personal views as well.
In a stunning move, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday it was reversing its controversial policy that defined same-sex marriage as a grave sin against the church worthy of excommunication and banned LGBT parents from baptizing their children. Prior to the reversal, children of LGBT parents could not be baptized until they turned 18 years old. Now, they can take part in the ritual as long as their parents approve and understand that their children will learn and follow the church's teachings.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Top leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have reversed a policy that prevented minor children of same-sex married couples from joining the church and participating in its sacred rituals since Many conservative churches oppose same-sex relationships and have done so with increased intensity since the second half of the 20th century.
Photo by Adam Fondren, Deseret News. Children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender may now be blessed as infants and baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints without First Presidency approval, President Dallin H. Oaks announced Thursday morning, April 4.
The Church generally condemns all forms of violence against gay and lesbian people and all criminal penalties against them. However, the Church in certain countries has on occasion actively resisted efforts to decriminalize homosexuality or to introduce measures to tackle discrimination. The Catholic Church also supports legally defining marriage in civil legislation as the union of one man and one woman, therefore generally opposing efforts to introduce gay civil unions and gay marriage — although some clergymen have expressed support for same-sex unions.
It simply echoed the by-now-familiar anathemas regularly hurled by the journalistic hit men and women of media like the Post and The New York Times at dissenters from the secular orthodoxy that demands approval of homosexual sex. Countercultural is an overworked word, but in withholding assent from the totality of the LGBTQ agenda, the holdouts, and especially the Catholic Church, are standing against a central dogma of contemporary secular culture. They close the sexual act to the gift of life.