Oh Mormon Church…

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The Mormon Church just released a SHOCKING statement saying that they don’t want gay marriages conducted in their temples.  However, feel free to marry your sister.   Ok, I added the sister part but…let’s be real folks.  Uh huh.

Here is a statement from the Mormon Church that I actually agree with: “Just as those who promote same-sex marriage are entitled to civility, the same is true for those who oppose it,”.  This is true.  Just because their view point is clearly bigoted, they are entitled to it.  You can’t force someone to think differently.  That said, they don’t have the right to influence politics or infringe on the rights of others.  
“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,”.  “Nevertheless, all visitors are welcome to our chapels and premises so long as they respect our standards of conduct while there.”.  Well…they have the right to their opinion.  I think it’s unfortunate that an organized religion would exclude a chunk of their own but that is their choice.

Will be interesting to see how the organized religions handle this going forward.  The head in the sand approach is starting to wear thin with people that can think for themselves and as people are more educated now.

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  1. “That said, they don’t have the right to influence politics or infringe on the rights of others. ”

    Wow …….. But you do?

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    • I’m not donating millions of dollars to political campaigns that take say rights from people. I am simply sharing my opinion which is what they also have the right to do.

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