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Sunday, November 08, 2015

The Downfall of Reason

On Friday, November 6th, 2015, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that it had made a change to its general handbook of instructions. The change? Children of homosexual parents cannot be baptized.
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.

What has happened to America?!

Are we so far down the path of moral depravity that we can't recognize where the abuse really is? Each of the previous links is to a story that should instill fear and no small degree of disgust within each of us. Yet, instead of expressing outrage at the perversion of children, we get upset when a church raises the age of baptism for a specific set of children who are unlikely to seek out baptism in the first place.

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