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Mormon Church Reaffirms Opposition to Marriage Equality

Sep 18, 2019

By Jacob Ogles

In case anybody forgot, the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints made clear in a speech the institution remains opposed to marriage equality. But at least it stopped punishing children for the supposed sins of their parents, he said

Church president Russell Nelson told students at Brigham Young University that God’s law said marriage must be between a man and a woman.

“God has not changed His definition of marriage,” he said in remarks published by BYU.

That said, the church highlighted a decision to rescind a 2015 policy banning the baptism of children of parents in gay or lesbian relationships. In his BYU speech, Nelson noted the “heartache” caused by so-called “policy of exclusion.”

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