The news Thursday that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will now allow children of same-sex couples to be baptized led to a robust discussion on our site among church members, long known as Mormons, and those who grew up in the church but have since left.
Some inside the church praised the decision, which reversed a former policy, and the ability of its leaders to evolve their thinking on social issues.
But dozens more readers who were raised in the church but had left it over its positions on L.G.B.T. issues said the announcement wasn’t enough to bring them back. Some said it felt like the change was little more than a publicity effort aimed at finding new paying members.
Here is a selection of their responses, which have been lightly edited for clarity.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I support this change and am happy to hear of it. I know many people struggled with the prior policy and although I think it came from a desire to avoid placing young children in conflict with their parents on doctrinal matters, this is probably a better, more flexible way forward.
I’m thankful to be led by a prophet who strives to understand and implement the will of God. Changes may come in practices and policies, but I am confident in the leadership of the Church. — Dave Stankiewicz, Springfield, Va.
The November 2015 policy was the catalyst for many Mormons, including myself, to examine church policies and history closely and, eventually, to step away from Mormonism permanently with my family.
While I celebrate this change and welcome any steps the Mormon Church may take to ease its rigid stance on L.G.B.T. relationships and the role of women in the church’s leadership, the former policy was a wake-up call to progressive Mormons and, for many of us, a path to a church- and dogma-free existence that better reflects our values of love, acceptance and equality. — Kenley Butler, Monterey, Calif.
From a former member, this is just another convenient pivot to save face with society and the church’s increasingly disaffected youth. Let us not be fooled, the church will do whatever is necessary to survive. — Jordan Smith, San Francisco
I grew up as a sixth-generation Mormon. My wife and I resigned from the church, as a result of this “revelation” in 2015 to take a stand that the Mormon Church did not line up with our moral values.
I am happy for L.G.B.T.Q. members, but I feel angry that the church seems to be able to flip-flop with its “revelations from God.” The Mormon god seems to be very confused by taking a 180-degree turn in just over three years. From the outside, it appears that the leadership is being led by a PR firm.
We are now at the point that if we don’t like a policy or revelation today, we can just wait a few years and it will be changed. The church continues to lead from behind on almost every social issue and has done so for decades. — Michael Chard, San Diego, Calif.
The Mormon Church’s belief in continuing revelation is best summarized as the church catching up to its members’ practices, beliefs and attitudes. They were hemorrhaging young members because of this exclusionary policy, putting their long-term financial and membership growth at risk. So they conjured a revelation by the church president. — Kent Frogley, Salt Lake City
The reversal is a good thing. Let people make their own decisions, and if they feel blessed by baptism, etc., why deny that to them?
Of course the church has a long way to go; currently, they are still trying to walk that tightrope between sticking to traditionalist Christian hard lines and loving the way Christ would. I think the church will continue to see this (very slow) trajectory toward kindness, acceptance and justice. — Rebecca Kristofferson, Salt Lake City
Although it’s easy to view this with cynicism, and it’s only incremental change, I have to applaud octogenarians who are willing to assess and even partially change their world views. I wish we saw more of that in today’s polarized society. — Sam Newton, Montana
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2017六和合彩125期开奖结果【杜】【宇】【到】【达】【鱼】【龙】【洞】【的】【时】【候】，【基】【本】【已】【经】【人】【去】【楼】【空】，【只】【剩】【下】【一】【些】【修】【为】【低】【下】【的】【修】【士】。 【从】【他】【们】【的】【口】【中】，【杜】【宇】【也】【知】【道】【了】【天】【元】【宗】【圣】【女】【柳】【萱】【妃】【降】【临】【的】【事】【情】。 【虽】【然】【有】【天】【元】【宗】【的】【圣】【女】【参】【与】，【但】【杜】【宇】【倒】【也】【没】【有】【太】【大】【的】【担】【心】。 【他】【的】【目】【的】【主】【要】【是】【地】【狱】【毒】【蛟】【的】【能】【量】【跟】【柳】【萱】【妃】，【三】【十】【六】【洞】【天】【并】【不】【冲】【突】。 …… “【这】【地】【狱】【毒】【蛟】【不】【是】【荒】【兽】，
【不】【老】【泉】【洞】【窟】【内】 【随】【着】【贝】【克】【特】【怒】【喝】，【刚】【刚】【放】【下】【火】【铳】【的】【海】【军】【立】【刻】【拿】【起】，【大】【半】**【指】【向】【苏】【重】。 【这】【么】【暴】【躁】【的】【吗】？ 【他】【差】【点】【儿】【就】【发】【动】【死】【灵】【之】【躯】，【却】【在】【最】【后】【生】【生】【忍】【住】。【苏】【重】【突】【然】【反】【应】【过】【来】，【这】【些】【人】【就】【是】【开】【枪】【也】【奈】【何】【不】【了】【他】【啊】。 【好】【险】，【差】【点】【儿】【害】【我】【浪】【费】【一】【点】【本】【源】！ 【不】【提】【死】【灵】【之】【躯】，【仅】【依】【靠】【海】【上】【搏】【杀】【术】，【他】【就】【能】【躲】【过】【这】【些】
“【准】【备】【好】【了】【么】？【那】，【咱】【们】【就】【出】【发】【吧】？” “【好】【啊】，【那】【么】【父】【亲】【大】【人】，【惋】【惜】【就】【先】【出】【去】【办】【事】【了】。【当】【然】【父】【亲】【也】【不】【用】【担】【心】，【有】【宁】【王】【殿】【下】【在】，【相】【信】【女】【儿】【这】【一】【次】【的】【行】【程】【应】【该】【会】【很】【顺】【利】【的】【才】【是】【呢】。” 【云】【惋】【惜】【也】【没】【有】【问】【宁】【挽】【墨】【要】【带】【她】【去】【什】【么】【地】【方】，【只】【是】【顺】【着】【他】【的】【话】【在】【跟】【云】【其】【仪】【告】【辞】【了】【之】【后】【便】【肩】【并】【肩】【的】【离】【开】【了】【相】【府】，【坐】【上】【了】【早】【就】【已】【经】【准】【备】2017六和合彩125期开奖结果【过】【了】【两】【个】【小】【时】【后】，【所】【有】【的】【有】【时】【间】【的】【明】【星】，【名】【人】，【都】【到】【达】【杜】【园】。 【而】【由】【于】【这】【次】【晚】【会】【的】【特】【殊】【性】，【所】【以】【宫】【家】【也】【是】【让】【海】【城】【的】【五】【大】【娱】【乐】【媒】【体】【的】【代】【表】【人】【进】【入】【到】【了】【场】【所】【里】。 “【欢】【迎】【各】【位】【来】【到】【我】【们】【宫】【家】【的】【晚】【宴】【现】【场】，【很】【高】【兴】【各】【位】【可】【以】【来】【捧】【场】，【在】【这】【里】，【我】【先】【谢】【谢】【在】【座】【的】【各】【位】【了】。” 【宫】【家】【明】【穿】【着】【一】【套】【自】【己】【最】【喜】【欢】【的】【深】【蓝】【色】【西】【装】，【拿】
【他】【看】【着】【铁】【锹】，【似】【乎】【其】【表】【面】【有】【过】【一】【道】【血】【红】【色】【的】【光】【芒】【浮】【现】，【但】【又】【转】【瞬】【而】【逝】。 【男】【人】【的】【表】【情】【也】【从】【疑】【惑】【逐】【渐】【转】【变】【成】【了】【了】【然】。 【左】【手】【拿】【着】【铁】【锹】，【背】【对】【着】【人】【群】，【他】【用】【空】【着】【的】【右】【手】【握】【住】【了】【空】【气】。 【嘴】【角】【不】【经】【意】【翘】【了】【一】【下】，【一】【切】【都】【明】【白】【了】。 【他】【转】【过】【身】【过】【来】，【咽】【了】【口】【口】【水】，【他】【咬】【牙】【继】【续】【装】【着】【什】【么】【都】【不】【知】【道】【的】【样】【子】。 “【呜】~~【呜】
“【叮】！【普】【通】【任】【务】【完】【成】。” “【宿】【主】【完】【成】【普】【通】【任】【务】——【正】【名】【之】【战】，【宿】【主】【成】【功】【在】【赛】【场】【上】【为】【自】【己】【正】【名】，【任】【务】【成】【功】。 【任】【务】【完】【成】【度】90%，【奖】【励】【基】【础】【积】【分】300，【额】【外】【积】【分】90，【目】【前】【宿】【主】【总】【积】【分】1510。” 【听】【着】【脑】【海】【里】【的】【任】【务】【提】【示】，【李】【秀】【峰】【的】【心】【中】【顿】【时】【长】【舒】【了】【一】【口】【气】。 【自】【从】【上】【次】【十】【连】【抽】【后】， 【李】【秀】【峰】【的】【积】【分】【就】
【马】【奇】【有】【时】【候】【再】【想】，【那】【名】【义】【上】【目】【前】【搁】【浅】【的】【复】【仇】【者】【联】【盟】【是】【不】【是】【已】【经】【在】【实】【际】【意】【义】【上】【完】【成】【了】【初】【期】【组】【建】。 【钢】【铁】【侠】【和】【黑】【寡】【妇】【且】【不】【说】，【美】【国】【队】【长】【已】【经】【归】【来】，【鹰】【眼】【也】【没】【事】【刷】【下】【存】【在】【感】，【至】【于】【绿】【巨】【人】【浩】【克】，【这】【个】【不】【方】【便】【明】【说】，【但】【已】【经】【不】【再】【会】【是】【麻】【烦】。 【如】【果】【他】【厚】【颜】【无】【耻】【点】【拿】【自】【己】【顶】【上】【雷】【神】【索】【尔】【的】【位】【置】，【这】【是】【不】【是】【初】【始】【组】【合】【就】【齐】【全】【了】？【联】