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“"I was surprised at how many Mormon church leaders wrote me messages saying, 'This is great that you're doing this,'" What church leaders? His local Primary president? A Bishop, or a general authority of the Church? What church leadership is being represented here in such a sweeping statement? What is it that they are affirming as great? Did AP leave something out of his original comment, or was the original comment that vague? “… accepting of homosexuality…” Mormon apostles and prophets continue to reaffirm their love and concern for those who struggle with same-sex attraction. Mormons accept ALL as children of God, that being said, all behaviors are not consistent with God’s law of morality. People of faith, whether they be Mormon, Catholic, Evangelical, Islamic, etc., will have to always base their knowledge about morality by His standard, not the world’s standard. Does Sheri Dew, a prominent unmarried LDS woman, who has never found the right person for marriage have any less longing for love and marriage? Is she any less under the charge to live God’s standard of morality? “Yet church leaders continue to emphasize that the faith opposes gay marriage and that homosexuality is a sin.” Ultimately, this is NOT about homosexuality, but about God’s standard for morality for all of His children. God’s standard is that marriage is only permitted between a man and a woman, and there are to be no sexual relations outside of that ordained relationship. It is doctrine, whether or not there may be a growing movement to push Church leaders to sanction what some in society have given their blessing and endorsement to. “Some gay Mormons say they are now being welcomed back to the church even though they remain in same-sex relationships.” Much is left unsaid about what welcoming back means, the Church’s doors have always been open to all. However, it is improbable that those who are living the gay lifestyle can be eligible for full fellowship, i.e., baptism and temple worthiness, since participation in those ordinances require firm standards regarding sexual conduct.
Are you kidding? Wealthy President Obama understands the 99%? He has done more damage to the economy and our Constitution than any president in history, except President Roosevelt. Helping someone in a time of need is not the problem, making people dependent on government is. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Someone has the pay for it. But you go on believing that President Obama understands the 99%. For me, his actions speak louder than his words. President Obama has given us Obamacare--sure to be underfunded as all government programs have been. Sure to cost the middle class taxpayers more in the long run. Yeah, yeah, President Obama sure understands us. He doesn’t even listen us. The majority didn't want Obamacare.
Obviously, your mother was misinformed.
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