CTV is reporting that "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it would back proposed federal legislation to safeguard same-sex marriages, marking the latest show of support for the measure from conservative-leaning groups. The nearly 17-million member, Utah-based faith said in a statement that church doctrine would continue to consider same-sex relationships to be against God's commandments. Yet it said it would support rights for same-sex couples as long as they didn't infringe upon religious groups' right to believe as they choose."
I just want to clarify a few things. Mitt Romney and Evan McMullin do not represent the LDS Church. They are not General authorities, they are members. Anyone can join the LDS Church. Just because you join the church does not mean you speak for it. As I said before, Mitt Romney and Evan McMullin are tares - weeds planted among the good seed to lead them astray. They are not patriots they are globalists. They do not support the US Constitution, they misrepresent it.
The CTV Article cited a statement on the LDS Church's website which states "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
The doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints related to marriage between a man and a woman is well known and will remain unchanged."
"We are grateful for the continuing efforts of those who work to ensure the Respect for Marriage Act includes appropriate religious freedom protections while respecting the law and preserving the rights of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.
We believe this approach is the way forward. As we work together to preserve the principles and practices of religious freedom together with the rights of LGBTQ individuals, much can be accomplished to heal relationships and foster greater understanding." The LDS Church is supporting the amendment which protects religious freedom.
This is common sense and is the same position the United Church of Canada embraced. You can't stop people from getting married. That would violate their rights. Yet you can't force a religion to perform Gay marriage. That would violate their rights. Taking a church's nonprofit status away for refusing to perform Gay marriage is just as wrong as banning Gay civil marriage. The amendment balances the scales of justice. Know Justice, Know Peace.
sexualizing young children in school. This does not mean anyone supports teaching young children there is no such thing as gender. That's child abuse. That falsehood defies the biological science of reproduction. If there was no such thing as gender, people wouldn't need surgery to change their gender.
What consenting adults do behind closed doors is their business. The key words are consenting adults. Raping children is an abomination. So is grooming them to be sexualized. We must stand together to root out this abomination from our school system and stop the administrative abuse of our children. Let Gays be Gay and let Kids be Kids. Protect children from pedophiles.