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LDS Reconciliation Blog has Moved

Posted by ldsrecon on April 2, 2009

Thanks for visiting the LDS Reconciliation Blog!

The LDS Reconciliation Blog has moved to be part of the LDS Reconciliation Website.  Please vist us there at http://www.ldsreconciliation.org for the reconciliation website or http://www.ldsreconciliation.org/blog to read or comment on our blog.

We look forward to your comments.

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Join the Impact Rally Images

Posted by ldsrecon on November 16, 2008

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Well here are the people who came to support the rally protesting the passage of California’s Proposition 8.

Enjoy the images…

Music at Join the Impact rally

Music at Join the Impact rally

Whose rights are next?

Whose rights are next?

Interviewed on camera... watch for him.

Interviewed on camera... watch for him.

More Join the Impact rally attendees.

More Join the Impact rally attendees.

Straight speaker at the rally Roger Carrier I believe.

Straight speaker at the rally Roger Carrier I believe.

People in the crowd at Join the Impact rally and march.

People in the crowd at Join the Impact rally and march.

LDS Church – Article of Faith # 11. “We claim the privilege to worship almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, we grant all people the same privilege, let them worship how where or what they may.”  So all you churches out there wanting to supporting the GLBT community and perform marriages and committment ceremonies, I guess you don’t qualify as part of “all people” in the eyes of the LDS Church.  Or is the church giving us some sort of moral double talk?

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More Anti Gay Images

Posted by ldsrecon on November 16, 2008

Respect Democracy?

Respect Democracy?

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Here are a few more images of the anti-gay oposition at the Join the Impact rally.

Anti-Species

Anti-Species

Who is this group anyway?

something for America...  Was that bigots or patriots?

something for America... Was that bigots or patriots?

Well enough said….

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Join the Impact – Protest Salt Lake City Pictures.

Posted by ldsrecon on November 16, 2008

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There were a lot of people who joined the national group marching and protesting the passage of Proposition 8.  While the protest had little to do with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) News personal and anti-gay protesters focused on the disappointment that the gay community in the Mormon Church’s involvement and urging their members to support the passage of Prop 8. Naturally there was quite a stir  locally that has cause a lot of discussion about should the Church have done that and is that within their scope as a non profit.  We discussed that in an earlier post so in this one I will mostly try to show some images from the protest rally.  I hope you enjoy.

March for Equality Poster

March for Equality Poster

Gathering for the Protest March

Gathering for the Protest March

More to come later.

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Prop 8 Protests Held Nationally – Pics from Salt Lake

Posted by ldsrecon on November 15, 2008

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The protest organized by a group call Join The Impact extended in the Utah and the Salt Lake City area.  New reporters for local news stations as well as sources feeding nation news were there.  Naturally with there were protest groups protesting the right of the gay and lesbian community to voice their disapproval of the passage of Proposition 8.  Here are some of the things they said on their protest signs.

Anti-gay protestors calling the homosexual community anti-species.

Anti-gay protesters calling the homosexual community anti-species.

Now that is tolerance for you!

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Prop 8 Rally Nationwide – Join the Impact – You help needed!

Posted by ldsrecon on November 12, 2008

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Election night was a bitter-sweet celebration. We are witnessing history in the making with the first black man who will become our president.  We also grieved as Florida, Arizona, Arkansas, and California all voted down equal rights for all citizens.

This is not a 4 state issue. This is an issue of equality across America. Stand up and make your voice heard. A group, www.jointheimpact.com, is organizing a nationwide rally to protest the vote.  To participate, visit www.jointheimpact.wetpaint.com to find out where the protest takes place in your state.

Protest Organizers: Find your city’s page and fill out info about where, when, and other exciting details. Learn how to get the word out!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Now is your chance to be a “community organizer”! We need 3 or 4 dedicated volunteers in each town to contact the clubs and organizations in your area and to print/distribute flyers to get a turnout in your town.

For Gay Mormons or Gay Christians visit www.gaysandthegospel.org to find scriptural reasons why Mormons should be opposed to Proposition 8.

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Tell Us How You Feel About – Passing Prop 8

Posted by ldsrecon on November 10, 2008

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This election the California voters passed Proposition 8 creating an amendment to the California State Constitution banning marriage between members of the same sex which had previously been validated by the courts.

In the weeks prior to the vote, the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) at the strong recommendation of their leaders, spent millions of dollars to help pass the proposition.  In essence the church was telling it’s members how to vote on the issue, taking a strong political stand on the issue.  Although “The Church” cannot get involved in politics without jeopardizing its non-profit status, it asserts it can get involved because it is not supporting a candidate therefore the moral issue is fair game. For more information on the non-profit status issues visit http://lds501c3.wordpress.com/.

What are your thoughts about the passing of Proposition 8 and the churches involvement in supporting the passing of Proposition 8?

Here are a few things to take into consideration as you comment.

  • Matthew 22:36-40 – 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
    37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
    38 This is the first and great commandment
    39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
  • Articles of Faith – #11 “We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.”
  • Doctrine and Covenants 101:77-78, 80. “…the laws and constitution of the people which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles; That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment. And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood”
  • Doctine and Covenants 49: 15 -“And again, verily I say unto you, that whoso forbiddeth to marry is not ordained of God, for marriage is ordained of God unto man.”
  • Weblog on revoking the LDS Churches 501c3 Status at http://lds501c3.wordpress.com/

Here are several questions to consider giving you opinion on.

  1. Do you believe the Mormon Church was justified in it’s actions to support the passing of Proposition 8 or do you believe that the church was over stepping it bounds as a non-profit corporation in becoming involved in the support of Proposition 8?
  2. Should the churches non-profit status be revoked?
  3. Do the scriptures indicate that the churches support was not ordained of God?
  4. Is the Mormon Church taking away the sacred “free agency” ordained of God?

Click on the word “Comments” to leave you thoughts.

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How has Gay Mormon LDS Reconciliation helped you?

Posted by ldsrecon on October 20, 2007

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Over the years many people have attended Gay Mormon LDS Reconciliation either for a short or longer period of time. We encourage you to comment and tell us how Gay Mormon LDS Reconciliation has helped you in your spiritual journey. Click on the Comments button below to add you personal story.

Remember to visit our site Gay Mormon LDS Reconciliation at http://www.LDSReconciliation.org.

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Gay Mormon Missionary Stories

Posted by ldsrecon on October 20, 2007

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We are interested in gathering a group of gay mormon missionary stories. Please feel free to comment on this post and add your personal story as a gay mormon missionary. Your story will most likely be interesting but may very well help another youth who is trying to decide whether he should go on a mission and serve the church. We look forward to your post.

For further information about our group visit Gay Mormon LDS Reconciliation at http://www.LDSreconciliation.org

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What is LDS Reconciliation and how did it start?

Posted by ldsrecon on September 19, 2007

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LDS Reconciliation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LDS Reconciliation is a group of Gay Mormons who either are or have previously been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or who wish to associate and study the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Churches scriptures and manuals. The term Gay in this context refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Intersexed, and all other sexual orientation. The group was originally started under the direction of LDS Family Fellowship ([1]), a volunteer organization of Parents with Gay Children from Mormon Backgrounds.

www.ldsreconciliation.org

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