Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Do you think the Mormon church will ever change their position on gay marriage? —Cody C

Yes, absolutely. There's a difference between this position and other Mormon oddities. Coffee doesn't have civil rights. When the U.S. government starts taking away tax-exempt status of discriminatory organizations, I guarantee there will be a new Manifesto from Salt Lake City. Fifty years later the prophet will be saying "It's behind us." Another fifty and they'll be saying how grateful they are that this church has never discriminated against gays or women.

"How grateful I am that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has from its beginnings stood strongly against racism in any of its malignant manifestations." —Alexander B. Morrison, "No More Strangers," Sept 2000 Ensign, p. 16

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