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LDS Church Rebukes HRC's Claims Mormon Theology/Morality has Changed

 

The Human Rights Campaign delivered a petition demanding the LDS Church change its theology on sex and marriage, in order to remedy bullying. Apparently, Joe Solmonese thinks HE should dictate theology for the Mormon church!  Now, when that effort fails, HRC issues a press release claiming victory anyway.   (The leaders of the Church called on all members to show kindness and eschew bullying, but reaffirmed the teaching opposing same-gender sex and affirming marriage as the union of husband and wife will stand forever.)

Today the LDS Church rebuked HRC for misrepresenting the church's position:

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has responded to a news release from The Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The HRC claims the Mormon Church has removed same-sex attraction as a sin in church policy.

Scott Trotter, spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, released this statement today: "The HRC's representations of the changes in the new handbook are simply absurd."

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5 Comments

  1. Patrick
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    I think HRC is just trying to get religionists to stop using their religion to promote hatred of gays and lesbians, and violence against them.

  2. Don
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    It appears that the HRC is paraphrasing Hamlet: "Assume a victory if you have it not." I suppose that, for the HRC, desperate times call for desperate measures.

    Let's see. NOM is supposedly ineffective, despite all of NOM's recent victories, but the HRC is effective even though it has to fabricate victories. At least the HRC is consistent in it's upside down logic!

  3. Don
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh Patrick, that old, used up noise again? The shelf life of that one expired years ago!

  4. TC Matthews
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    I think HRC lied through their teeth.

  5. Don
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    "Scott Trotter, spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, released this statement today: "The HRC's representations of the changes in the new handbook are simply absurd."

    What Mr. Trotter is saying is that the HRC has, yet once again, misrepresented the facts. In this instance, however, there can be no obscure arguments in support of the HRC. The LDS Church is the ultimate, irrefutable authority on LDS Church matters, not the HRC.

    Let's have some fun! Let's turn the situation around and see what it would look like!

    What if the LDS Church were to issue a statement that the HRC is no longer seeking to promote homosexual marriage! Let your imagination run with that one! Just be certain that you are sitting down first lest you fall over from laughing so hard!;-)