World Congress of Families is full of Mormon connections

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People walk past Salt Lake temple as they arrive to attend the biannual general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 5, 2014. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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People walk past Salt Lake temple as they arrive to attend the biannual general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 5, 2014. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jim Urquhart *Note: This photo may only be republished with RNS-MORMON-GAYS, originally published on January 27, 2015 or RNS-TRANS-MORMONS, originally published on April 1, 2015, or with RNS-PARLIAMENT-RELIGIONS, originally transmitted on Oct. 14, 2015, or with RNS-CONGRESS-FAMILIES, originally transmitted on Oct. 27, 2015.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The conference will tackle topics such as “ways to strengthen marriages and families; the social costs of pornography; human trafficking; global health care initiatives; the bioethics of cloning and genetic modification.”

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  • LindaSDF

    Question: How can it be against the law to BE something? I can understand how it would be against the law to DO something, but how does anyone know what you ARE?

    Just curious.

  • Debbie Snowcroft

    From the article: “… largest gathering of pro-family advocates….”

    The Mormon Church is not pro family, rather they want to control the family. Furthermore, many of the Church’s attempts to control the family are deeply harmful to families.

    An example is the church’s cult-like policy of excluding family members who are not Mormons (or are “inactive” Mormons) from the church’s “temple weddings.” The church deems such persons “unworthy” to attend family weddings since they don’t pay the church money or “sustain” LDS church leaders as God’s only legitimate emissaries on earth. The church thus uses their temples as means of coercion, usurping family relationships to pressure other family members to join/support the church and enriching its coffers.

    Mormons hold their temples up as symbols of commitment to family, but instead these temples are tools for coercing money and obedience on threat of the church ruining the family.

  • There is another clarion call going out: Mormonism follows a different Jesus than the Jesus of the Bible:

    http://downtownministries.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-different-jesus.html

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  • Phillip C. Smith

    I am sorry for those who attack other religions. Negative comments about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints misrepresent us. As the Lord Jesus well Said, “blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake.” (Matthew 5:10) Love should always replace hate.