In the following clip, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles and a leader of the Church, explains the reasoning behind the change made by the church.
The world's reaction? Terror and disgust. How could you deny the children of gay parents the saving ordinances of the gospel? How could you?! That's not very Christlike of you! And, then they go off with a litany of derogatory names that can't be repeated here.
Never mind that the children of gay parents would be expected not only to go to church every Sunday to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the tenets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they would also be expected to recognize sin for what it is. This includes homosexuality. Never mind that most of the parents of the children in question have an animosity toward The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of its role in California's Prop 8 and similar ballot measures in other states, and will not likely condone their children having a religious influence in their lives let alone one that has remained adamant that homosexuality is a sin in God's eyes. Never mind that within this video clip, Elder Christofferson makes statements that convey the Church's understanding that Gay Marriage is now legal and that homosexuals are and can be good parents. Never mind that since Joseph Smith restored the Church in 1830, no traditional family has been extended this consideration. There are many, many converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who were disowned by their families because it was perceived they were joining a Satanic Cult. They, of all people, would have a right to be indignant about the Church's change in policy. Never mind all of that because the Church's change only addresses the children of homosexual couples.
Meanwhile, in other parts of the US, we're anxiously teaching pre-pubescent and pubescent children that nature may have made a mistake with their bodies. The following links illustrate a moral depravity that has overcome the US and other parts of the world.
- 15 year old children can get a sex change operation without consent from their parents.
- Teenage boys believing they're girls can use the girls' restrooms and locker rooms.
- Gay parents surprise their gender confused child with hormone treatments.