(RNS) The new policies make the LDS church, with about 15 million members globally, the largest Christian denomination to enact such a formal — and some say draconian — policy. Children of same-sex couples are effectively denied baptism and other ordinances of the church.
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” I don’t think a faithful Christian can recognize or celebrate … what we don’t think is a marriage,” Mohler said. His new book decries same-sex marriage and other modern cultural sins.
ROME (RNS) Archbishop John Myers drew a line at the altar rail for Catholics who support gay rights or abortion rights and for Catholics whose marriages are not considered valid by the church.
The “Utah compromise” was hailed by some as a groundbreaking balance of religious liberty and LGBT rights. But now, Indiana business leaders are roundly rejecting the concept.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican now says the pope’s moment with the controversial Kentucky clerk was not a “real” meeting or “a form of support of her position.”
The owners, who refused on religious grounds to sell the couple a cake, now refuse to pay court-ordered damages. They were lauded by evangelicals at the Value Voters Summit last week beside Kim Davis.
Aboard his return flight to Rome, Pope Francis said government officials have a moral right to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He also spoke sternly about clergy sex abuse.
(Reuters) “We came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?” she said.
The Kentucky county clerk, who spent five days in jail, returned to her office Monday (Sept. 14) under a judge’s order that licenses be available to all.