Tag: gay marriage

Counterfeit Lifestyles: The real threat to family isn’t coming from the LGBT community

In the Spring 2015 session of LDS General Conference, church leaders railed against “counterfeit and alternative lifestyles,” upholding marriage between a man and a woman as the one good recipe for raising a family. This has led to backlash from individuals both inside and outside of the LGBT community and organizations like the Human Rights […]

Misplaced blame? Gay marriage not culprit for divorce, child abandonment

Recently, The Federalist featured a column from Heather Barwick about how the gay community is hurting children. Barwick should know. She was raised by two lesbian women. In her column she explains that her mom was always gay. Still, she ended up marrying a man (Barwick’s father) because “things were different then.” When Barwick was the tender […]

Family vs. the world (How buzzwords can kill thoughtfulness)

Words are incredibly powerful. Even small nuances and phrases can unconsciously influence the way someone acts or thinks. One of the recent refrains heard by religious establishments these days is some form or another of “Families are being threatened by the world.” Us vs. Them Without even realizing it, by using the phrase “the world” one sets themselves […]

A Look at Mormon Revelation: Past, Present, Future

LDS Church apostle Dallin H. Oaks recently said that human laws “cannot make moral what God has declared immoral.” It’s a sentiment that has been increasingly clashing with the heartfelt longing for marriage equality among a growing number of Mormon faithful. Regarding revelation But there are a number of things to think about concerning Oaks’ message and […]

Secular arguments against gay marriage (and why they don’t hold up)

Utah has been in the spotlight recently for its stance against gay marriage. There have been arguments back and forth about definitions of marriage, child-rearing, religious freedom, etc. One article in particular has caught my eye. It’s a secular look at why gay marriage isn’t a good idea. It lists off a bunch of pro-gay-marriage […]

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