The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormons is now the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and counts over 16 million members worldwide. Learn more at ChurchofJesusChrist. The change was attributed to President Dallin Oaks, and the church said it was intended to "help affected families" and "to reduce the hate and contention so common today.
Eyring spoke about the church's belief in continuing revelation, according to the release. The parent of a child who experiences same-sex attraction or identifies as gay should choose to love and embrace that child. Those who experience same-sex attraction or identify as gay can fully participate in the Church.
Quick Reads New Mormon policy no longer calls same-sex marriage 'apostasy'. The church says the new policies are being sent to its leaders worldwide and will be included in online updates to its handbook. 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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormons is now the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and counts over 16 million members worldwide.
Learn more at ChurchofJesusChrist. Eyring spoke about the church's belief in continuing revelation, according to the release. Adherence to Christian doctrine is expanded to encompass the teachings of The Book of Mormon and other teachings originating with Joseph Smith, who established the Church inin New York State.
Today is a wonderful surprise. They also lose the eternal ties that bind them to their families and their church. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.
In recent months and years, for example, the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have changed the way Latter-day Saints worship on Sunday, the organization of priesthood quorums, the way members minister to one another, and regulations regarding missionary service.
The children of such marriages could only be baptized once they turned 18, and to do so they needed to move out of the household and disavow same-sex cohabitation and marriage. As a community of Church members, Latter-day Saints should create a welcoming community.