Mormon Church Reaffirms Its Opposition To Marriage Equality

The Mormon Church has reaffirmed its stance against marriage equality and same-sex intimacy according to the Los Angeles Times. (Photo Credit: Scott Catron/ Flickr)

The Mormon Church has reaffirmed its stance against marriage equality and same-sex intimacy according to the Los Angeles Times .

The speech by Dallin H. Oaks, a member of a top governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, followed a push in recent years by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to uphold theological opposition to same-sex marriage amid widespread social acceptance while trying to foster an empathetic stance toward LGBT people.

Oaks on Saturday reiterated a church belief that children should be raised in heterosexual married households, not by gay parents or couples who live together but aren't married. He lamented that fewer children in the United States aren't raised in what the religion considers ideal households. "Even as we must live with the marriage laws and other traditions of a declining world, those who strive for exaltation must make personal choices in family life according to the Lord's way whenever that differs from the world's way," Oaks said.

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