The Mormon Church announced Thursday that children of same-sex households will not be allowed to be blessed as babies or baptized in the church.
“A natural or adopted child of a parent living in a same-gender relationship, whether the couple is married or cohabiting, may not receive a name and a blessing,” the policy reads.
In fact, a person from a same-sex household who wishes to be baptized in the church must first turn 18, then disavow the practice of same-sex relationships, and then move out of the household.
Yes, you read that right: the church wants to you actively condemn your parents in order to gain membership into their cult, I mean church.
One may be wondering why a child would want to be a member of such hateful organization, but there are plenty of factors involved, including peer pressure for those living in heavily-populated Mormon areas and family pressure for those born into Mormon families. The list can go on, but one thing is for sure: the church is going out of its way to separate families and demonize same-sex couples.
This practice tells these children that there is something wrong with their parents. It is telling them that in order to be accepted, they must disown their parents and tell them that they do not agree with their lifestyle.
The Mormon church is proving itself to be anti-family.
The bigotry didn’t stop there. On the same day of announcements, the church also stated that any current church members who are in a same-sex relationship are now officially apostates.
The Mormon church is quickly working to affirm itself as the most hateful cult of bigotry and intolerance. Perhaps all the Catholics who think Pope Francis is too liberal can now join the Mormons in ripping families apart and oppressing same-sex couples around the world.
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