7 comments on “Marriage Equality Quotes from LDS General Conference. Almost.

  1. The same principles do not apply the gay or lesbian couples. According to The Family: A Proclamation to the World, which is LDS doctrine, “WE, THE FIRST PRESIDENCY and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” The key part of this is MAN AND WOMAN. This is the only type of marriage that is approved by God for any of us here. I do not deny that many people have homosexual feelings or inclinations, and I do not love any person less if they have them. But the law of God is eternal and unchanging. I have a cousin who is lesbian and several good friends who are gay, and I love and treat them the same way I would anyone else. Just to make it clear, changing these pictures to try to represent something that these Apostles and Prophets are teaching is not right. the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not condone marriage between two people of the same sex, and these principles regarding marriage do not apply the way you are trying to make them seem. I appreciate you trying to share your views on this with people around you, but please do not try to change what others are saying and teaching. If you look further into LDS teachings it will be obvious to you or anyone else tahhhat these principles do not apply to homosexual couples.
    I encourage you to read The Family: A Proclamation to the World. This document clearly outlines the beliefs of The LDS church regarding marriage and the family.
    I also hope I do not offend anyone by writing this. Everyone is entitled to share their standpoint, and I encourage anyone reading this to ponder for themselves what is true and what is not and to share their views.
    If anyone has any questions regarding the views of the LDS church, you can schedule a meeting with some representatives of this church here, http://www.mormon.org/missionaries, and they would be more than happy to meet with you.

    • Thanks for leaving your comment, Connor. I think what you described are principles for LDS couples. The quotes above feel more universal to me, eg, commitment, love, etc. Can you comment on how the more universal principles do not apply to gay and lesbian couples?

  2. Yeah, I don’t hate people that are gay, I just am sorry for what they believe. I believe that marriage exists between Man and Woman. It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. If you struggle with homosexuality, the LDS church can help you change. But if you intentionally persist in these carnal lusts in the world, I promise you nothing but anguish and grief will await you. Only a man and a woman can have a child.

  3. What would any of these men say if they saw their face and their words being twisted in such a way? Please do not mock them in this way. Do not throw rocks at the prophets of God. Do not take their words out of context and mix the plain and precious truths they speak with the doctrines of men!

    The answer is simple. Principles are principles. They are eternal truths. The principle of charity and pure love is absolutely true for any relationship between any people. But if I truly love someone, I would never ever ever jeopardize their eternal salvation and exaltation (which is only made possible by marriage between a man and a woman for time and all eternity) just to satisfy my own desires of the here and now.

    Homosexual relationships are a mockery of what a true and eternal marriage really can be. I do not deny that such inclinations exist. But there also exist inclinations to drink alcohol, or to smoke, or to jump off a cliff. This doesn’t mean we should give in. Or that we should take out of context the words of the prophets of God to meet the agenda of a world full of darkness and apostasy.

    So yes, in fin, principles are eternal and apply everywhere and to everyone. And that is exactly WHY homosexual relations are NOT ok. Because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and His divine plan for us, His children, has not changed. Marriages and intimacy have a purpose—and that is to provide bodies for Gods children. Two men or two women cannot carry that out, no matter how much they “love” each other. Their love will never ever ever be complete until they “put off their natural man” [or woman] and live according to the eternal principles of the gospel, as taught by the prophets and of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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