Forbid them not

SCRIPTURE: “Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Then Peter answered, saying, Behold Lord, the fathers of these little ones do unto other men and lo, the other men doeth again unto them. Then saith Jesus, Depart from me, ye whose parents work such iniquity. Verily I say unto ye, ye shall not endure my presence until ye have passed your eighteenth year and then disavowed with righteous fervor the sins of your fathers.” –Matthew 19:13-14 [source], plus a few extra verses that are from, I suppose, what must be called the Thomas S. Monson Translation.

COMMENTARY: When you create church policies that are in direct opposition to what Jesus said and did while on the earth, and then still have the gall to claim that you are led by Christ, and then a good percentage of your followers make up stupid excuses to defend your position, that’s really when you know you’ve got it made. Which, I suppose, shouldn’t really surprise anyone, since earlier this year they got away with saying they supported laws prohibiting discrimination against gays … while ensuring that those very laws gave them explicit permission to discriminate against gays. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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