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The Mormon Church Tries to Create a Little More Space for LGBTQ Families

posted on April 8, 2019

The Atlantic’s Emma Green writes that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is removing a 2015 policy that labeled LGBTQ members apostates and prohibited their children from being baptized. Green writes, “The Church acknowledged the widespread pain caused by the former policy: ‘While we cannot change the Lord’s doctrine, we want our members and our policies to be considerate of those struggling with the challenges of mortality.’” She adds, “Even with this new policy change, LGBTQ Mormons occupy a fraught space in LDS life.”

Read at The Atlantic