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It’s Okay to Be Gay, Says Mormon Church, but Is That Enough?

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It may seem like a big step for the rather strict Christian sect to formally accept homosexual and transgender people into their church, but it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints centered in Salt Lake City, Utah is known for their high-moral beliefs that deeply affect their faithful followers. Their beliefs teach that spirits are eternal, family relationships are immortal, and even your gender goes on to the next realm. And those gender roles are very clearly defined in the 1995 doctrine The Family: A Proclamation to the World. It states: “By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners.” If a family falls apart, calamity will strike.

So gay people are going against the will of God because they can’t procreate and start these extremely important families, according to the Mormons. But things are different now; gay people can marry and raise children that they get through adoption, donors, or surrogates. Would this make the Mormon Church happy? Not at all. But the church’s flock is fleeing due to their puritanical views, and they had to do something about that.

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There are a few caveats to this new-found sense of acceptance.