Mormons on same sex relationships

Maybe Mormons aren’t so fundy after all:

Church apostle Elder Quentin L. Cook stresses that Latter-day Saints, who devote their lives to following Jesus Christ’s teachings, should be an example to the world of expressing love and hope for those with same-gender attraction.

“As a church, nobody should be more loving and compassionate,” Elder Cook said. “Let us be at the forefront in terms of expressing love, compassion and outreach. Let’s not have families exclude or be disrespectful of those who choose a different lifestyle as a result of their feelings about their own gender.”

  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Petal

    It’s nice to see.

    Next step might be to ex-ex-communicate any blood relatives that left the church.

  • Michael

    Had Mitt expressed the same sentiment during his run for head honcho, he may have faired better.

  • Michael Weizmann, MD

    Mormons, rest assured, draw the Line at the new Kiwi-style same-sex “marriage” which comes complete with the obviously intended and dirtily-planned bonus which grants dangerously perverted “couples” the Right to adopt babies and infants whose infinitely more considerable right to have a proper mother and a father—complete with two X chromosomes and one Y and one X chromosome, respectively—is blithely disregarded and corruptively thrown out with the Bath Water.

    However Messrs Norman, Key, Shearer, Mss Bradford, Turei and Uncle Helen, and all their poodlish hangers-on, strive to argue their proposition that in the realm of so-called gender “equality “Two Wrongs make a Right”, Chris Finlayson and the other conscionable MPs who protested against the statutory re-definition of Marriage, remain correct; at least in my view.

    In my view also, Colin Craig correctly gets :home”:on the issue–albeit a little ambiguously—and is to be commended for putting his head up against the new doctrine that children are not damaged by being denied two parents of the opposite sex.

    If he maintains his perfectly moral, admirable and excellently argued (see his mail-out of this month) stance on this hugely important issue, come the next election the Conservative Party will be getting both my votes.

    Thank God for Colin Crag’s straightness, and his insistence that a referendum is required on the recent amendment, with a view to scrapping that obscene bit of legislation.

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz Whaleoil

      Colin Craig is a weirdo…he isn’t straight at all..ask him if he intends repealing the law and watch him pull out all his weasel words.

    • Michael

      Sadly people continue to mix religion with law.

      Same sex marriage is about law, not religion. There is nothing illegal with same sex relationships and therefore nothing illegal about same sex marriage.

      Religion and Law do not mix and should not mix.

    • P1LL

      If you are an MD & that is your real name , then I am glad you are not my Dr!
      I am heterosexual but I will not judge anyone on their sexual preferences .
      You Sir a bigot who has been brainwashed by your church and should not be allowed to practice medicine

      • gander

        The Medical Council of NZ lists no “Michael Weizmann”. The “MD” degree
        is awarded predominantly in North America; few Brits/Kiwis/Aussies have
        it as in the UK/AU/NZ it implies a thesis following further study after a
        basic medical degree. And calling oneself Given name, Surname, Degree
        is a peculiarly American trait.

        Looks like you’ve got at least one follower overseas, Cam.

  • Jimmie

    Well I wonder if the Mormons have changed their teachings about black babies.

    Goes something like there was a war in heaven between the good angels and bad angels.

    The good angels go on to be born on earth as white babies & the bad ones as black babies.

    So yeah they must be nice and inclusive when it comes to gay folk but not so sure about skin colour??

    Also didn’t their founder have magic golden glasses to interpret their book of Mormon or something like that?

    • Michael

      Was born and raised a Mormon. Never heard that one. Lot’s of people talk about fucked up shit that the Mormon’s “believe”.

      No magic glasses, but the Urim and Thummim were used to aide in the translation.

      It never ceases to amaze me how far off track people can be with their “views” of any given religion and are usually too lazy to do some simple fact validation. It’s not hard. You don’t have to convert to understand that a religion believes or standards. I went to a Christian school and was told that Joseph Smith was abducted and probed by aliens and that was the basis for Mormonism. It was about then I lost faith in “christians”.

      The blind parroting of “facts” is often bemoaned on this blog, it’s a shame that some readers and commenters are too lazy to check facts before posting.

      What’s more, this post by whale was of a religion who has traditionally not been too welcoming of change (that’s a fact) but here they are, expressing some rational opinion that a lot of people could take onboard.

      • P1LL

        why don’t Mormons know /want to explain how magnets work ?
        I was engaged to a excommunicated Mormon who was raped by her brothers friends . She was told to never speak a word of it to anyone , when she finally did 15 years later she was cast adrift , so yes what a great religion to follow .

        • Michael

          Not supporting the actions of the those involved that executed a tragic show of poor judgement.However, the religion didn’t do that, shallow men did and anyone around them that supported the shallow actions should be called out.

    • manuka416

      Some thoughts shared from today’s black Mormons: http://www.blacklds.org/

      • Jimmie

        Care to explain the info on this link?

        http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/opinion/sunday/racism-and-the-mormon-church.html

        Question one: Why weren’t black men allowed to be priests in the LDS until 1978?

        Question two: Why as is stated in the article did many LDS elders believe that the black people were descendants of Lucifer’s angels?

        Need to do a little more reading on the subject folks.

        • manuka416

          “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” (William James).

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