Tag Archives: LDS

Mormon Church: We Oppose Gay Marriage Because Straights Are Having Fewer Kids

The Mormon Church has officially reaffirmed its opposition to same-sex marriage. Because the birth rate is dropping and straight people are shacking up. On the second and final day of the LDS Church’s 183rd Semiannual General Conference, apostle Dallin H. Oaks bemoaned America’s dropping birthrates, later marriages and rising incidence of cohabitation as evidence of “political and social pressures for …

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LDS Quietly Enters Hawaii Marriage Battle

After pretty much staying out of recent marriage equality battles, the Mormon Church is quietly entering the fight in Hawaii, where the marriage movement began twenty years ago. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that this time, the LDS is taking a much softer approach. In a letter dated Sept. 15 and read to congregations, LDS leaders across the state urged …

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NY Post Publishes “Ex-Gay” Column

“While my sexual orientation is an important part of me, so is my faith. If SOCE therapy had been banned, as the SPLC is seeking to do by misusing consumer-fraud laws, I wouldn’t have simply chosen to accept my attractions. Instead, I would’ve remained stuck in shame, isolation and pain. It’s ironic that an SPLC victory in this lawsuit would …

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Gay Boy Scouts Will Bring Polygamy

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Mormon Church Issues Statement Backing New Inclusive Boy Scouts Policy

The Mormon Church has issued a qualified statement in support of the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay members. According to the statement, the LDS has always welcomed abstinent gay boys into Mormon-sponsored troops. For the past 100 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has enjoyed a strong relationship with Boy Scouts of America, based on …

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Headline Of The Day

Interesting stuff from Mother Jones: Last year in Maryland, the church even went so far as to squelch an effort by some Mormons to organize against a pro-marriage initiative on the state ballot. The loss of the church as an ally has been a huge blow to foes of gay marriage, especially given its ability to deploy a host of …

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Mormon Church Backs Gay Scouts

The Mormon Church has posted a statement in which they back the Boy Scouts USA plan to allow openly gay Scouts, but not gay leaders. Here is the statement in full: Over the past several weeks BSA has undertaken the difficult task of reviewing its membership standards policy. In their own words, this undertaking has been ‘the most comprehensive listening …

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Mormon “Ex-Gay” Site Launches

On the same day that Marie Osmond endorsed marriage equality, we learn of a newly-launched “web resource for Mormons struggling with same-sex attractions.” Via press release: Building on the breakthrough mormonsandgays.org Web site launched by the LDS Church in December 2012, a Salt Lake City-based therapy clinic has launched a new Web-based resource to address these kinds of concerns for …

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Churches Files Prop 8 Brief

The Mormon Church, the Southern Baptists Convention, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Orthodox Jewish Union, and a sect of the Lutheran Church have filed a joint Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8.  Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: The brief offers three major reasons for why the Supreme Court should uphold Prop 8, which the court …

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Latter Day Saints Launch Site Asking Gay Mormons Not To Leave The Church

Via the Deseret News: With a clear invitation to gay Mormons to “stay with us,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today launched a new website aimed at providing “greater sensitivity and better understanding” among Latter-day Saints with regards to same-sex attraction.  “When people have those (same-sex) desires and attractions our attitude is, ‘stay with us,’” said Elder …

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Romney Blows His Fuse About Mormonism

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Secret Mormon Temple Rituals

Posted to YouTube four days ago. Beyond creepy. (Tipped by JMG reader William)

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Mitt Romney: I Can’t Release Tax Returns Because It’s Against My Religion

“Our church doesn’t publish how much people have given. This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one’s financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended our contributions to be known. It’s a very personal thing between ourselves and our commitment to our God and to our church.” – Mitt Romney, …

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Headline Of The Day

Tithing, farms, ranches, shopping malls, and theme parks. The LDS also owns $35B in property around the world. Source.

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Business Week On The LDS

An excerpt: It’s perhaps unsurprising that Mormonism, an indigenous American religion, would also adopt the country’s secular faith in money. What is remarkable is how varied the church’s business interests are and that so little is known about its financial interests. Although a former Mormon bishop is about to receive the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, and despite a recent public-relations …

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Mormon Allies March In Salt Lake Pride

Hundreds of straight Mormon allies marched yesterday in Salt Lake City’s gay pride parade. Before the drag queens in heels danced across Main Street, more than 300 members of the LDS Church left Utah Gay Pride Parade spectators in tears Sunday morning. One Mormon father turned to the crowd and thanked people for forgiving him. The group, Mormons Building Bridges, …

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Mr. Deity Learns About Mormons

There are three different heavens. The good one is like the Nordstrom of heavens. The other two: Wal-Mart and Big Lots.

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Just Baptized, Again

Details.

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American Family Association: The False Faith Of Mormons Threatens America

“[Mormonism] is not a Christian faith. It is, as Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas says, a false religion. So it’s kind of a striking things and I know it concerns a number of spiritual leaders, and I count myself among them, is what this would mean for the spiritual health of the United States of America is …

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Is Prop 8 Behind Romney’s Tax Secrecy?

If so, that would only give him cred with the Not-Romneys. According to ABC News, Romney gave millions to the Mormon Church right about then. Newly uncovered stock contributions made during Romney’s Bain days suggest there is another dimension to Romney’s support for the church — one that could involve millions more than has been previously disclosed. As part of …

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