“ALL Truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)
Updated LDS handbook softens language on gays
Salt Lake Tribune--Nov 11, 2010
A newly published compilation of LDS guidelines — used by all church leaders worldwide when dealing with their members — has softened the language about gay Mormons.
The book, known as the Church Handbook of Instructions, lays out the Utah-based faith’s policies on everything from baptism to running a worship service to counseling troubled marriage partners.
… Like most recent LDS Church statements, this new handbook makes a clear distinction between same-sex orientation and behavior. It eliminates the suggestion, mentioned in the previous 2006 edition, that same-sex relationships “distort loving relationships” and that gays should repent of their “homosexual thoughts or feelings.”
It also says that celibate gay Mormons who are “worthy and qualified in every other way” should be allowed to have “callings,” or church assignments, and to participate fully in temple rituals.
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“That they (Church Members) were DEPENDING on the Prophet, Hence were DARKENED in their MINDS.”
(TEACHINGS of the PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH Page 237-38.)READ MORE: http://bookofmormonspeaks.blogspot.com/2009/12/if-man-is-called-to-be-prophet-and-gift.html