Saturday, August 11, 2012

Free to Act for Ourselves

Nearly two years ago, the Human Rights Commission delivered a petition to President Boyd K Packer (a senior apostle and a leader of the LDS Church) asking him to denounce what they referred to as his "anti-gay statements".  This was based on their interpretation of his remarks from the October 2010 LDS General Conference.  

While I realize that this news is outdated, the issue presented here is not.  The Church has always preached that we should treat one another with love and respect and that under no circumstances should we bully or belittle others.  The Church has also never wavered on its stance regarding sexuality immorality, in any form.

I bring this all up because there is a video I wanted to share with you.  This is the Church's response to the petition that they received from the HRC.  I encourage you to watch it, particularly if you have questions or concerns about the Church's teachings in connection with the same-sex marriage debate.

None of us is limited by our feelings or inclinations.
Ultimately, we are free to act for ourselves.

1 comment:

Araignée said...

Thanks for posting the video. I've followed the debate, but hadn't seen that response before.