HRC to LDS Church: Change Your Religious Doctrines to Please Us!


It's kind of an extraordinary moment. Elder Boyd Packer gave a speech at a religious gathering, in which he reiterated the Mormon church’s long-held view that sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is wrong.  "Impure" was one of the terms he used.  Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese, perhaps egged on by Judge Walker's "Finding of Fact #77" that religious beliefs hurt gays and lesbians, decided his political organization should attempt to change the LDS church's religious doctrines, delivering a petition signed by 150,000 folks telling Elder Packer to change his faith's tenets.

This is weird, strange new territory.  A signal of where the gay rights movement is headed?


  1. Posted October 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    People who think they can change the LDS church's doctrine do not understand the mindset of its members or leaders nor its doctrines.

    The church is not here to get anything from the world. It is here to spread the message of Jesus Christ and His love, and to redeem mankind from their fallen state by preaching the gospel and baptizing the nations.

    If the HRC or any group think they can influence our message, they are wrong. If they want to waste their time collecting petitions to submit to SLC, they are free to do so, and encouraged to do so, because it is a waste of their time.

  2. Steven
    Posted October 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Could we have a little honesty from any of the posted articles on this site? For people claiming to be of 'faith' I think bearing false witness like this is completely disgusting.
    The petition is to correct the leaders horrific (and ill timed) statement about homosexual people (not about marriage, relationships, sex, etc, but about he he a man of God who proports to love all people tore down a group of people in a very negative way)

  3. Leslie
    Posted October 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    So, the blood of all those dead gay children -- killed by bullying and homophobia -- isn't enough to request that high church officials tone down on their own hate-speech toward gays?

    How many more children should die from your hatred?

  4. Donna
    Posted October 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Amazing how HRC thinks they can march in with APA studies, and other activists pushing the homosexual agenda to oppose the word of an a Apostle of God. Yes, gays can change, and our heavenly father did not make people this way. Why would God do that do anyone indeed.

  5. Andrea
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 3:37 am | Permalink


    What I think is really horrific is to say a homosexual "you can't change".

    That kind of message is the real cause for desperation and suicide.

    Homosexuals are our brothers and sisters, our neighbors and friends, and deserve to be loved as every human being deserve: without condition.

    And do you know what?

    Real love include being honest and telling the truth: homosexual behaviours eventually do harm people, more often in the medium-to-long term.

  6. ConservativeNY
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    This only goes to show that the goal of gay activists is not to achieve tolerance for their sexual preference, which they pretty much have nowadays. It is to tell people what to think and how to feel, even if they have to enforce their moral standards onto society through judicial fiat.

  7. Donna
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    The apostle was providing a revelation from god, a message of hope to those stricken with same sex attraction. They don't need to bear that cross, they can change. And to the naysayers against change. God said "not so"

  8. Posted October 14, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    It worked before.

    The U.S. government forced the LDS to change its doctrines vback in the 19th century. See the Edmunds Act and the Edmunds-Tucker Act.

  9. Kevin
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    I think we should fix Christians, rather than try to change gays and lesbians.

  10. Donna
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Kevin, very telling. Pedophiles and child molesters actually do think its always someone that needs fixing