LGBT inclusion "has not been a straight line of evolution," says Greg Prince, author of "Gay Rights and the Mormon Church."
(RNS) — Just over three years ago, Mormon leaders touted a controversial LGBT policy as revelation. Now its reversal is also being presented as revelation.
Nick and Spencer would like to raise a family in the LDS Church, but they're navigating uncharted waters in their desire to stay active Mormons. Part 1 of a two-part profile by journalism student Kristin Lowe.
Some Mormons are thrilled with a new video that shows an LDS family embracing their gay son, who is out of the Church and in a same-sex relationship. Others fear this means the Church is diluting its core message about traditional families.
(RNS) One year after the LDS Church banned children of same-sex marriages from baptism and baby blessings, most current Mormons agree with the policy -- and most former Mormons hate it.
The opening session on Saturday was amazing, so why am I apprehensive about this weekend's LDS General Conference?
"I want to remain a member of the church even though I have not attended for a while, because I believe in the fundamentals of the Gospel," says Elizabeth. But she faces the threat of a disciplinary council for being a lesbian in a same-sex marriage.
Elder Nash’s devotional this week opens the door to a new Mormon folk doctrine that gay people will have to become heterosexual to reach heaven. Guest blogger EmJen explores the implications.
"I truly believe that the leaders of the LDS Church meant it when they said that the new policy changes of November, 2015, were done out of love . . . that they are trying to figure out a way to show love to a marginalized group," says guest blogger Mette Harrison. "I also believe they were wrong."
This is the first time that an apostle from the LDS Church has claimed the ban on gays to be not just another policy in the handbook, but an actual revelation from the Lord.