Thursday, October 30, 2008

Response: Democrat Mormons and Prop. 8

I am guessing that this member of the stake presidency has not had much sensitive association with gay members of the church. Maybe he should spend some time on websites that talk about the heartache of members with S.S.A. and then he should see what the churches position is on those who don't agree with the prop 8. Here are a couple of statements by church leadership:

Elder L. Whitney Clayton:

Latter-day Saints are free to disagree with their church on the issue without facing any sanction, said L. Whitney Clayton of the LDS Quorum of the Seventy. "We love them and bear them no ill will."
Still, he emphasized that most Mormons in California support the church's efforts on behalf of the initiative.

President Monson

Regarding another question about whether church members could disagree with the faith's opposition to legalizing same-sex unions and still remain in good standing, he said the answer "depends on what the disagreement is."

"If it's an apostasy situation that would not be appropriate. If it's something political, there is room for opinion here and there on either side."

Official church Statement:

"The Church affirms its neutrality regarding political parties, platforms, and candidates. The Church also affirms its constitutional right of expression on political and social issues." Official church statement

1 comment:

Travis said...

I think its basically about finding out who will follow the church and who wont. The church needs things to test their members faith every once in a while.