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Polygamy, progressivism and the real history of Mormon feminism: “Women who joined this movement were gender radicals” The week before I spoke with Joanna Brooks, a prominent Mormon progressive and feminist, Church authorities declared that children of same-sex couples would henceforth be ineligible for baptism.

Polygamy, progressivism and the real history of Mormon feminism: “Women who joined this movement were gender radicals”

To some critics, it looked as if Mormon leaders were ready to punish kids for the sexual orientation of their parents. If your sense of the Latter-Day Saints largely comes from Broadway and the Romneys, that move won’t seem surprising. Mormonism’s reputation as a conservative bulwark is strong—so much so that it’s easy to forget that the Church originated as a collection of mobile, marginal believers, committed to a non-traditional form of marriage—polygamy—and to the kind of communalism that’s associated more with socialist kibbutzim than Levittown suburbs.

That progressivism often extended to gender roles. Mormon women were among the first in the nation to vote. Brooks is a dean and a professor of English at San Diego State University, and the author of “The Book of Mormon Girl,” a memoir. 10 Things You May Not Know About Mormonism. Thousands Quit Mormon Church in Mass Resignation.

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Thousands Quit Mormon Church in Mass Resignation

Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. You can visit your Preference Center to complete your profile and see what else we have to offer. We apologize, we were unable to complete your subscription at this time, please try again later. If this error persists please contact us at communications@patheos.com. Thousands plan to quit Mormon Church. Leaving the Church of Latter Day Saints is apparently a tricky process, far different from leaving other faiths, which is why Utah lawyer Mark Naugle, above, has become involved in a planned mass resignation due to take place on Saturday.

Thousands plan to quit Mormon Church

The action, according to this report, is a response to the Mormon Church’s decree last week that people in same-sex relationships are now “apostates” and their children cannot be baptised without literally denouncing and distancing themselves from their parents. Naugle says he will help process the resignations of 1,400 Mormons in addition to those planning to attend Saturday’s mass resignation. Almost 1,000 Mormons in Salt Lake City have signed up on Facebook to announce that on Saturday they will march around the Church’s Temple Square and mail letters of resignation to the LDS Church – formally leaving the church – in protest of its attack on LGBT families.

If the Mormon Church is Punishing Children of Gay Parents, I’m Resigning My Membership. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

If the Mormon Church is Punishing Children of Gay Parents, I’m Resigning My Membership

Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. You can visit your Preference Center to complete your profile and see what else we have to offer. We apologize, we were unable to complete your subscription at this time, please try again later. If this error persists please contact us at communications@patheos.com. Like what you're reading? Mormon Church Targets Children And Same-Sex Couples With New Rules. It seems the Mormon Church, also known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), has a new enemy—same-sex couples and their children.

Mormon Church Targets Children And Same-Sex Couples With New Rules

In new policies added to the Mormon’s Handbook 1, same-sex couples and their children are targeted and considered apostates. According to Fox 13 Salt Lake City: “…the changes mean that children of same-sex couples cannot become members of the LDS Church unless they are of legal age, are no longer living with their parents, and have disavowed the practice of same-sex relationships.” So what does this exactly mean? Well, according to the new rules of the Mormon Church, being in a same-sex marriage now constitutes apostasy. If that wasn’t enough, the Mormon Church also says that the legal age child would have to commit to living by church teachings as well as disavowing the practice of same-sex relationships and marriages.

It’s also reported that before being baptized, the child must not: Well you have to admire the candid response. Mormon Leader Tells Single Women to Put on Lipstick and Stop Looking Like Men. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

Mormon Leader Tells Single Women to Put on Lipstick and Stop Looking Like Men

Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. Mormon elder criticizes Kim Davis in call for moderation on gay marriage. A Mormon elder has urged faith leaders and attorneys to seek a middle ground on gay marriage and religious liberties, specifically criticizing the actions of a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Mormon elder criticizes Kim Davis in call for moderation on gay marriage

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints elder Dallin H Oaks made the comments in a closed-door interfaith meeting of attorneys and clergy in Sacramento, California. His speech was seen as an attempt to further moderate the Mormon church’s position on homosexuality, which it refers to as “same-gendered attraction”.

“There should be no adversariness between believers and non-believers, and there should be no belligerence between religion and government,” said Oaks. A Student Who Stopped Being a Mormon While Attending BYU Explains What Happened Next. 50 Problems with the Mormon Church in Under 10 Minutes. Leaving Mormonism: A Spoken Word Poem. Mormon Church: We’ll Keep Working with the Boy Scouts Since They’ll Let Us Reject Gay Leaders.