And then there is the Mormon Church . . .
It seems that the cult-like organization has reaffirmed its disapproval of same-sex relationships in their handbook designed “to provide clarity to lay leaders who run congregations,” according to an Associated Press report.
“Being in a same-sex marriage warrants ousting from the religion and … children of gay parents must wait until they’re 18 and disavow homosexual relationships to be baptized,” the report says.
Apparently, a lot of people are upset about it. “The revisions triggered a wave of anger, confusion and sadness for a growing faction of LGBT-supportive Mormons who were buoyed in recent years by church leaders’ calls for more love and understanding for LGBT members,” the Associated Press report says.
Well, the church has now showed its true colors, and you would think LGBT people who can’t live with that perceived form of discrimination would simply leave the organization, and go to a church that accepts everyone, yes?
If worshipping unsubstantiated supernatural entities is your thing, there are plenty of good, loving churches who welcome same-couples with open arms. And let’s face it: going to church is not only about worship and dropping alms in the collection plate or giving it one-tenth of your earnings. It’s about unconditional brotherly and sisterly love. If a church is willing to take your alms but not willing to extend unconditional love to you, see it as a clue that they are not worthy of your attention, anyway, and aim for something higher.
Clearly, the Mormon church is not worthy of LGBT people.
For those who are fed up with organized, exclusionary religions in general but are still spiritual (as I am), I suggest you look into Theosophy — which has been part of my life for decades.
The Theosophical Society (theosociety.org)
Theosophy and Related Subjects (theosophy-nw.org/theosnw/home/art-ol.htm)
— Jillian Page