I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I have one Mormon friend. Both she and her husband know I’m a Lesbian and neither have a problem with it. She told me that it’s because I’m not all in-your-face about it.
For the second time in two years, a top official of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has explicitly stated the church’s opposition to gay marriage.
At the church’s biannual conference in Salt Lake City Saturday, Neil Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve, the church’s second-highest governing body, said: “While many governments and well-meaning individuals have redefined marriage, the Lord has not. He designated the purpose of marriage to go far beyond the personal satisfaction and fulfillment of adults to, more importantly, advancing the ideal setting for children to be born, reared, and nurtured.”
The statement is no surprise. Last year, another member of the Quorum said human laws cannot “make moral what God has declared immoral.”