OFFICIAL STATEMENT: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledges that following today’s ruling by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages are now legal in the United States. The Court’s decision does not alter the Lord’s doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman ordained by God. While showing respect for those who think differently, the Church will continue to teach and promote marriage between a man and a woman as a central part of our doctrine and practice.” -Official statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued 26 June 2015. [source]
COMMENTARY: Once again the church has allowed society to move ahead with Christlike love and compassion far sooner than Christ’s so-called “one true church.” It had its chance to be a beacon of light and an example to the world by revealing how God’s call to love thy neighbor as thyself can be practiced in daily life, and instead it has proven that it is bigotry and prejudice that rule the church rather than adherence to Christ’s doctrines. It’s sad to say this, but one good thing about church leaders today is that, with an average age of 80 as of March of this year, it won’t be that long before turnover among the apostles allows wiser and kinder men to take over the direction of the church. But you probably shouldn’t listen to me. I am, after all, just another apostate.