While applauding the increase in transparency and clarity the new handbook provides, Affirmation remains concerned that Church policy diminishes the lived experience of LGBTQ individuals.
I’m mad at all the hurt this has caused, only for it to all be undone 4 years later. I really wish the policy wasn’t put in place in the first place.
Aunt Barbara was tremendously blessed at the end of her life to be able to marry another man after the death of her first husband. Nobody would argue her second marriage was not beneficial, but I can’t help but think of how characteristics of it mirror marriages some call “counterfeit.”
Is the baking and decorating of a wedding cake a form of artistic expression? If so, can a baker refuse to create a cake for a same-sex couple based on their religious beliefs? These are the questions the United States Supreme Court are wrestling with now. The LDS Church has a stake in how these questions are answered.
The recent Supreme Court refusal to rule on four appeals in cases where lower courts had struck down same-sex marriage bans (and the subsequent legalization of same-sex marriage in the four appealing states) has elicited strong responses across the country, but especially in the states affected. We asked a few within the Affirmation community to share their thoughts and feelings with us.
Note: This is the second in a series of articles that will directly address upcoming 2014 Church curriculum lesson material that could unnecessarily lead to editorializing on homosexuality and same-sex marriage and be hurtful to members of our community. We recommend you prayerfully consider how you might share this article with others.
On the Eve of Supreme Court Debate on Prop 8, a Growing Number of Mormons Are Coming Out in Support of Marriage Equality
by Terry Hiscox This article was pulled from internet archives and was originally published in 1998. Some edits and updates have been made to the original text. It’s possible information…