“Jesus is on the record about how he treats children, and that’s not usually it,” said Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings, referring to the new LDS policy barring children of same-sex marriages from being baptized.
BYU biology professor Steve Peck says Mormons’ views on evolution have “changed very significantly” since the 1980s, especially among students, but there’s still work to do in becoming less suspicious of science.
Lewis Black recently skewered Mormonism based on a letter he received from an 18-year-old who resigned from the LDS Church. The letter is funny, but is it accurate?
Mormonism is at its finest on a Saturday morning when the ward turns out to help someone move. “This is service in its raw form,” writes guest blogger Mette Harrison. “It should always feel sacred.”
Yesterday, the LDS Church narrowed the scope of its controversial ban on children of same-sex marriage. However, many are not appeased.
The LDS Church is not perfect and never has been. The church is flawed individuals. It is us. There is no magical institution outside of ourselves, no foundation that we get the luxury of imagining we do not pour.
“When you’re raised in the church, you’re raised to sustain your leaders,” says Alyssa Paquette, whose twelve-year-old stepson has just been denied priesthood ordination. “But I don’t know how we’re supposed to sustain something that tears our family apart.”
In the face of widespread criticism, the LDS Church is defending its new policy that bans children of same-sex marriage from baptism.
I thought I belonged to a church that teaches that people will be punished for their own sins, and not for the sins of others. Apparently that theology does not apply to children of same-sex marriages.