Mormon Church Will Not Allow Children of Same-Sex Marriages to Be Baptized

by Robert John Stevens, November 8, 2015

This article is in reference to Church Provides Context on Handbook Changes Affecting Same-Sex Marriages

Without preparation, few gifted religious men or women could utter such ingenious words on a sensitive topic:

So it’s a matter of being clear; it’s a matter of understanding right and wrong; it’s a matter of a firm policy that doesn’t allow for question or doubt. We think it’s possible and mandatory, incumbent upon us as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, to yield no ground in the matter of love and sympathy and help and brotherhood and serving in doing all we can for anybody; at the same time maintaining the standards He maintained. That was the Savior’s pattern. He always was firm in what was right and wrong. He never excused or winked at sin. He never redefined it. He never changed His mind. It was what it was and is what it is and that’s where we are, but His compassion, of course, was unexcelled and His desire and willingness and proactive efforts to minister, to heal, to bless, to lift and to bring people toward the path that leads to happiness never ceased. That’s where we are. We’re not going to stop that. We’re not going to yield on our efforts to help people find what brings happiness, but we know sin does not. And so we’re going to stand firm there because we don’t want to mislead people. There’s no kindness in misdirecting people and leading them into any misunderstanding about what is true, what is right, what is wrong, what leads to Christ and what leads away from Christ.

On the other hand, LDS Founders Joseph and Hyrum Smith were polygamists. So were the next six presidents of the Church following Joseph Smith, namely Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Joseph F. Smith and Heber J. Grant. These six men all defended polygamy rigorously so how can Elder Christofferson justly make this statement? If polygamy was practiced for six consecutive prophets but wrong today, and tomorrow Jesus re-institutes polygamy, won’t these and other words condemning polygamy become contradictory?

Well again, this is a parallel with polygamy. Anyone coming out of a polygamous setting who wants to serve a mission, it has to be clear that they understand that is wrong and is sin and cannot be followed. They disavow the practice of plural marriage. And that would be the same case here. They would disavow, or assent I guess would be a better way to say it, to the doctrines and practices of the Church with regards to same-sex marriage. So they would be saying, as you said, not disavowing their parents, but disavowing the practice.

Gay Marriage Still Doesn’t Exist, No Matter What the Supreme Court Says

Our society’s ills are because good men and women refused to get involvement in government.

It would be similar to not feeling duty-bound to serving missions to preach Christianity, and the only people left on the religious landscape are mafia and corrupt preachers.

This what I can’t stand about progressivism (well, one of the many things). It doesn’t even have the guts or intelligence to come up with new ideas. It just takes bits of the old idea, removes the parts that seem challenging and inconvenient, and then randomly asserts that everyone should accept their weird, dismembered version of things.

Societies across the globe and throughout history, until about 12 minutes ago, have attested to the power of the male-female bond and appreciated the fact that the survival and propagation of civilization depends entirely on it. No other relationship bears the weight of that responsibility. So, in light of this, most societies have afforded this bond a certain respect, both out of necessity and sound philosophy, and this bond was given a name: marriage.

Marriage is the context in which families are formed and maintained. That’s why it’s important. That’s why it’s different. To “open up” the definition of marriage to include relationships that do not share these essential components, is to actively undermine the importance of the family, and to obliterate any reason for the institution to exist.

People have long complained that the government should get out of marriage, but it was never in marriage until it decided to dismantle and reshape it.

Richard Nixon: Homosexuality and immorality are the enemies of strong societies

In case you missed this, Nixon and his staff were discussing the new show “All in the Family” and then Nixon said, “…I do not think that you glorify on pubic television, homosexuality! You ever see what — you know what happen to the Greeks. Homosexuality destroyed them. Aristotle was a homo, we all know that. So was Socrates. But he never had the influence that television has. The last six Roman empires were fags. You see, homosexuality, immorality in general, these are the enemies of strong societies. That’s why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing it. They’re trying to destroy us!”