Peace and Violence among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints. Perkins said, in contrast to the campaigns of President Bush. In Florida, a Mason-Dixon poll taken in early October showed 55 percent supporting the marriage amendment and 34 percent against. Laurel Wamsley. The young couple that identify as gay are still in high school, but came out to support fellow gay Latter-day Saints who attend BYU.
They sang hymns and chanted 'have no fear, God loves queers' as they held rainbow flags.
The Church is also entitled to maintain its standards of moral conduct and good standing for members. Church leaders said the new policy does not change the church's position on marriage. Just as those who promote same-sex marriage are entitled to civility, the same is true for those who oppose it.
Photo by Adam Fondren, Deseret News. Oaks announced Thursday morning, April 4.
Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries and an eminent evangelical voice, speaking to pastors in a video promoting Proposition 8. Consistent with our fundamental beliefs, Church officers will not employ their ecclesiastical authority to perform marriages between two people of the same sex, and the Church does not permit its meetinghouses or other properties to be used for ceremonies, receptions, or other activities associated with same-sex marriages.
How to Submit a News Story Learn more about guidelines and necessary forms. The Utah-based religion of million members worldwide has tried in the last decade to create a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ members, while adhering to its doctrinal opposition of gay marriage.
The policy on children was a response to a U. 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.
Women priests are possible, says new Vatican finance council member Aug 10, Our eternal perspective sets us against such changes. Photo by Douglas Pulsipher. Changes in the civil law do not, indeed cannot, change the moral law that God has established.
Similar marriage amendments are on the ballot next month in Arizona and Florida. Ministers will be jailed if they preach against homosexuality.