QUOTE: “It is the LDS Church’s hope that having an understanding of the sacredness and significance of a temple marriage can help those who care about the couple share in their joy and feel appreciation for the commitment they have made to each other and to God.” -Church spokesman Scott Trotter, as quoted by Peggy Fletcher Stack in the Salt Lake Tribune, 15 June 2011. [source]
COMMENTARY: I’m not aware of any other religion–even those who don’t claim that family is the most important unit–that excludes family members and friends from attending what is perhaps the single most impactful event in a person’s life. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.