Wednesday, April 1, 2009

If only

My favorite April 1st blog post is found here.

In a surprising move, the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today has publically apologized for some of the Utah based church's past missteps.

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The statement reverses the official LDS position opposing same-sex marriage. "We regret our participation in this battle for human rights. As of today, we agree to cease any official sponsorship of anti-gay causes and encourage our members to prayerfully ponder their own participation in such causes."

It appears that as of today, April first, the church will be reviewing its policies towards women and gays, modifying existing teaching materials and pamphlets to vigilantly oppose discrimination based on race, gender, creed or sexual orientation.

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Read the entire post.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm with you...if only, if only.

They just don't know how many lives they would save.

But on the other hand, how many people would leave the church over a statement like that? hmmm...

MoHoHawaii said...

Hi Sarah,

I hope you followed the link and read the entire letter. It's priceless.

Does it matter how many people would leave the Church? Isn't doing the right thing at the top of the Church's list? (Don't answer that! haha)

Best regards. I think you're just about my favorite Mormon these days.

Aerin said...

Hey Moho - so glad you liked it. Those policies were some of the reason I originally left over 15 years ago - funny (or not so funny) how things have changed.

Sarah - I don't know. But there could be more of a concerted effort towards at least a handful of those ideas. The Comm. of Christ (formerly RLDS) does a great job of many of those things currently.