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Queer Today, Gone Tomorrow

posted on December 12, 2012

William Saletan of Slate chronicles the LDS Church’s evolving stance on gay marriage. In 2008, the church provided half of the money and 90 percent of the early campaign volunteers to pass California’s Proposition 8. Recently though, the church seems to be softening their position: they avoided fighting gay marriage laws in the 2012 election and unveiled a new website,, which profiles gay Mormons. “Is it crazy to suppose that Mormons, the fiercest fighters against gay marriage, would yield to such a reversal? They’ve done it before,” Saletan writes. “In 1978, it scrapped its ban on blacks in the priesthood. Mormonism is a young, dynamic religion open to revelations in which broader cultural transformations suddenly appear in the voice of God.” 


Read at Slate