CHURCH STATEMENT: “Changes in the civil law do not, indeed cannot, change the moral law that God has established. God expects us to uphold and keep His commandments regardless of divergent opinions or trends in society. His law of chastity is clear: sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife.” -from the LDS Church’s official Response to the Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage in the United States, written 29 June 2015 by The Council of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve [well, okay, Ten, but who’s really counting?] Apostles and to be read to all church members over the age of twelve in the United States and Canada (which legalized same-sex marriage ten years ago) on either July 5th or July 12th, 2015, “in a setting other than sacrament meeting.” [source]
CHURCH ESSAY: “In Joseph Smith’s time, monogamy was the only legal form of marriage in the United States.” -from Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo, an essay available in the Gospel Topics section of LDS.org. [source]
COMMENTARY: Mormon prophets want us to believe that God’s one true church was led from 1830 to 1945 by men who were living in violation of God’s clear law of chastity? And violation of the law of chastity ranks just below murder on God’s scale of Celestial No-No’s? I’m sorry to have to be the one to say this, but this stretches credulity beyond the breaking point. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.