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.
Same-sex attraction refers to emotional, physical, or sexual attraction to a person of the same gender. The experience of same-sex attraction is not the same for everyone. Some people may feel exclusively attracted to the same gender, while others may feel attracted to both genders.
Like many conservative faiths in the U. Yet it goes almost without saying that—like most conservative faiths—both churches embrace the value and importance of sex within monogamous, heterosexual marriage. As it turns out, this pro-sex attitude is relatively recent.
Helen W. When her son Alex was born with a heart defect and developmental disabilities, it was the Mormon Church that paid for his operations and treatments. When her second son, Zachary, was born eighteen months later, it was the members of her Martinsburg, West Virginia, congregation who helped find babysitters. And when Helen and her husband needed life guidance or wisdom, they turned to their bishop.
Jump to navigation. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday April 4 that church members in same-sex marriages will no longer be considered apostates. The policy change also clears the way for children of LGBT members to be baptized.
It is ordained of God for the creation of children and for the expression of love within marriage. According to the LDS Church's official websitewhether or not to use birth control is completely up to the couple. Contrary to the popular notion that Mormons are encouraged to have big families by their Church, the decision of how many children to have is "a private matter for the husband and wife.
The maneuver was allegedly popularized at Brigham Young University, a Mormon institution famous for insisting its students abide by church-dictated chastity. I was 21; she was She was Presbyterian, but the attachment to her virginity had more to do with not wanting to displease her father than the religious aspect of it.
Laurel Wamsley. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that it will no longer consider people in same-sex marriages to be apostates. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Thursday that it was reversing its controversial policy that classified people in same-sex marriages as "apostates.
Tom Christofferson was in the shower on Thursday morning when he missed a phone call with huge implications for the lives of LGBTQ Mormons and their families. Christofferson is gay. Todd was calling Tom to let him know that the LDS Church was about to roll back a controversial policy that automatically labeled Mormons in same-sex marriages apostates and barred their minor children from being baptized—a rite required for membership in the LDS Church and seen as necessary for eternal salvation.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been accused of using its sexual abuse hotline to cover up accusations and protect the church from lawsuits, according to a new VICE News report. Sincethe Mormon Church, as its more commonly called, has operated a hour hotline for bishops or other leaders to call if they hear reports of abuse. Bishops are leaders for congregations of Mormons, but are not full-time clergy. According to VICE, church officials insist that the hotline is used to advise bishops about local abuse reporting laws.