LDS Church, Utah AG Confirm Heebie-Jeebies Over Gays

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with its omnipresent self-righteous fervor, has filed two amicus briefs with the Supreme Court of the United States, asking it to uphold the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.

Kirton McConkie, the Church’s law firm, filed the briefs on behalf of six religious organizations—including the National Association of Evangelicals, formerly led by bisexual Pastor and meth connoisseur, Ted Haggard.

The Jan. 29 filing comes on the heels of the Dec. 6 launch of the LDS Church’s vague outreach website, “Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction,” at MormonsAndGays.org.

Providing lip service at the website announcement, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said,

As a church, nobody should be more loving and compassionate. Let us be at the forefront in terms of expressing love, compassion, and outreach. Let’s not have families exclude or be disrespectful of those who choose a different lifestyle as a result of their feelings about their own gender.

Clearly what he meant is the Church will express love, compassion, and outreach only as long as gays and lesbians lock themselves in closets of celibacy.  As soon as gays start asking for rights, positions change as quickly as they did on blacks in the priesthood and polygamy. In what could only be described as a delusional thought process, the Church outlined its position on the marriage situation.  In the Proposition 8 brief, attorney Von Keetch wrote:

The people of California violated no one’s civil rights when they adopted Proposition 8. Their twice-expressed preference for the traditional definition of marriage over an untested rival conception was thoroughly rational. It is therefore thoroughly constitutional.

No one’s civil rights were violated? No one, of course, except for the millions of gays and lesbians who want and deserve to get married.

The Church’s briefs come along with the Feb. 1 filing of a similar brief by embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

As part of my promise to protect Utah families, we will fight to make sure traditional marriage is protected and preserved.

Protect Utah families from what, exactly? Jeremy Johnson’s prison term?

It is time for the LDS Church and its supporters to quit beating around the bush. For them, it appears Free Agency is only good enough for those chosen for the Lord’s most elect.

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