Room for children of gay parents?

CHURCH HANDBOOK: “A natural or adopted child of a parent living in a same-gender relationship, whether the couple is married or cohabiting, may be baptized and confirmed, ordained, or recommended for missionary service only as follows: A mission president or a stake president may request approval from the Office of the First Presidency to baptize and confirm, ordain, or recommend missionary service for a child of a parent who has lived or is living in a same-gender relationship when he is satisfied by personal interviews that both of the following requirements are met: 1. The child accepts and is committed to live the teachings and doctrine of the Church, and specifically disavows the practice of same-gender cohabitation and marriage. 2. The child is of legal age and does not live with a parent who has lived or currently lives in a same-gender cohabitation relationship or marriage.” –LDS Church Handbook 1, section 16.13, added early November 2015. [source]

QUOTE: “Whatever your concerns, whatever your challenges, I wish to assure you that there is a place for you in the Lords’s Church. Our Father in Heaven cherishes his children and wants each of us to return home to Him.” –Russell M. Nelson, via Twitter, 17 January 2018. [source]

COMMENTARY: What do you do when your doctrine is accepting but your policies are discriminatory? It’s hard to keep your statements aligned with both. I think it’s best, as President Nelson has done, to try to appear as though you’re not a bigot. As long as that doesn’t require actually changing your bigoted policies. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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