Rebecca Carr 
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Re: “Mormon Church abandons its crusade against gay marriage

I would just like to say...most times, leaders of our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), have never taken political stands on anything. The only statement we have made is that we believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman in "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." Never have the church leaders hated on gays. Nor was it the church's money that supported getting Prop 8 passed. It was the members of our church who did such things, which didn't necessarily represent what our Church Leaders agree with. Being a member of this church, I have never once heard a Leader say over the pulpit, "Hate gays. Do everything you can to make their lives miserable." Rather, they have told us to love and understand others beliefs. As the 11th article of faith says, "We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may." Now, the only thing that we have done is not allowed same-sex marriage in our temples. But, I should make a note that only worthy members (those who keep the 10 commandments and follow the Word of Wisdom, are chaste, have a testimony of Christ, and have been baptized and have kept those covenants, etc) can get married in our temples. It's nothing against a person because they are gay or lesbian. That's how it's always been to get married in our temples, and that's how it always will be. We do not change our beliefs to please the world, which is perhaps why we have gotten so much flack. If you wish to see the church's official statement on all of this, here's a website to look at Also, and are good sites to look into. I hoped this helped bring a little more understanding of our beliefs.

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Posted by Rebecca Carr on 07/18/2013 at 12:54 PM

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