All because they can't stand the heat by the homosexual crowd? They are sending the wrong message to them & their bully tactics -- and that's on top of coming down wrongly in trying to treat "sexual orientation" as protected class status.
How does the Mormon church define "sexual orientation" anyway?
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This is even more huge than the Episcopalians doing it. How could someone who has actually read the Bible AND THE CONSTITUTION support this? It goes against both. The constitution does not treat people differently. The law applies equally to all. It is not necessary to call out straights, gays, black, blue, baseball fans, or any other group.
And of course that is the minor point. The Bible is the main one.
If a landlord chooses not to rent to them or to people of certain ethnicities, or religions, then perhaps he shouldn't be a landlord any more.
>>...and that’s on top of coming down wrongly in trying to treat “sexual orientation” as protected class status. <<
You nailed it. Our country is founded on a constitution that protects the individual, not “classes”.
In the US, the individual - not classes or groups - is king.
Salt Lake City has been moving left for a long time, just like the SC who insist on “Lovable Lindsey” in the Senate.
Used to be you could count on Mormons being conservative. That has been wearing down for years. Lots of mushy liberal Mormons out there. Plus they are illegal immigrant friendly in Utah
Still are conservative Mormons but their ranks are thinning
So if you own a business or property then I guess you have no right to decide who is associated with your business or property based upon their open expression of homosexual sexual views and associated behavior? This type of legislation is anti-freedom and will be used to create lawsuits whereas any business owners will feel as if they will have to give preferential treatment to those who openly profess their homosexual behavior in the workplace or be brought to court. It is sad that so many in our country do not see the issues as they really are.
There is no reason to protect expressions in public of homosexual behavior.
The Mormon Church issued this message about 10 years ago and to my knowledge is still in effect:
“People inquire about our position on those who consider themselves so-called gays and lesbians...and who have certain inclinations which are powerful and which may be difficult to control. Most people have inclinations of one kind or another at various times. If they do not act upon these inclinations, then they can go forward as do all other members of the Church. If they violate the law of chastity and the moral standards of the Church, then they are subject to the discipline of the Church, just as others are”...”We want to help these people, to strengthen them, to assist them with their problems and to help them with their difficulties. But we cannot stand idle if they indulge in immoral activity, if they try to uphold and defend and live in a so-called same-sex marriage situation. To permit such would be to make light of the very serious and sacred foundation of God-sanctioned marriage and its very purpose, the rearing of families”
My understanding is:
Members of the church are encouraged to treat each other with love and respect, Being a homosexual is not a sin, engaging in homosexual activity is a sin because you are breaking the law of chastity, This law applies to ALL Single members of the church and not just homosexuals.Single members must remain celebate outside of marriage.
Homosexual activity is sin that probably would keep a member from having a calling and taking sacrament on Sunday but unless the member is unrepentent would not lead to excommunication.
Can any of the Mormon's on FR offer an explanation that justifies this?
At its root and foundation the mormon church is not conservative.
Proof? See my tagline for the proof.
P.S. I know you agree, I’m just writing it “for the record”.
The Morons are now pro-sodomite and pro-open borders. Where is Joseph Smith when you need him to kill some heretics?