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Mormon church reminds local leaders they are still opposed to homosexuality

Civil law cannot change the “moral law that God has established"
Friday, January 10, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches.

Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In a statement issued Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reiterated its belief that homosexuality is not condoned by God.

Church leaders say civil law or trends in society cannot change the “moral law that God has established.”

The LDS church’s statement comes on a day when the Obama administration extended federal recognition to the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions in the state on hold.

Church leaders support the state’s appeal of the Dec. 20 ruling from the federal judge that struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages.

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  1. the mormon church can go suck and choke on a big fat cock

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:04pm
  2. can I remind them i dont give a F..what they think…I am a heterosexual female and I thiink gay marriages are awesome <3

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:05pm
  3. thankyou. we need more people like you standing with us.

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:10pm
  4. Thank you (: Have a lovely day.

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:15pm
  5. You are not alone. You have many people who have your back! Equal rights for all...for love is love.

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:20pm
  6. I just have never believed that my marriage is more valid or better simply because I am heterosexual. People can believe that gay marriage is wrong but those beliefs should never be turned into a law. I have many gay couples as friends who are great partners and spouses to each other, great parents to their kids...churches need to stay out of their lives and let them be happy. No wonder Pope Francis is now such a target by the right wing religious groups in the states, his message of compassion and acceptance is not what they like to hear

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:28pm
  7. Thank you! <3

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:40pm
  8. <3

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:45pm
  9. thank you Renee

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:09am
  10. I stand for equality and for bringing back my favorite show of all time Queer as Folk lolllll <3

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:10am
  11. And they need a reminder?

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:39am
  12. To hell with you!

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:39am
  13. All homophobic people may enjoy burning in hell!

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:43am
  14. Renee, YOU are awesome !!

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:19am
  15. Yet there tones of closet cases in the mormon church. They look very proper attending Sunday School with te wife and 5 kids and then they bend over when no one's looking, but OMG they hate those homosexuels so much !!

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:32am
  16. Homosexuals remind Mormon church that we don’t give a fuck about their opinion.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:05pm
  17. F’ck off Mormon Church. Don’t be f’cking gay then but I’m sick of these groups judging others

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:05pm
  18. you go girl!

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:11pm
  19. That's fine; God still loves us just the way God made us.

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:26am
  20. The Mormon Church was against Blacks holding the priesthood.....and still are against women having equality, so no biggie that males in the church are threatened by LGBT equality! I was born into a Mormon family.....took me years to get my name off the Church records. Talk about a CULT.

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:20am
  21. The epitome of a cult!

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:54am
  22. not even an old enough cult to have the legitimacy afforded them by our gov.

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:28am
  23. I would like to remind the Mormon Church that I am still opposed to their stupid religion as well.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:06pm
  24. Fuck mormonism

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:06pm
  25. Who cares?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:06pm
  26. Lol good for them – they have no place in the government!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:07pm
  27. I’d like to remind the Moron Church (yes, I know what I spelled) that I am still VERY much opposed to them.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:07pm
  28. Pfft who wants to get married in their boring, uptight vanilla church anyway.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:07pm
  29. Mormonterd Nation of Utah. They should fuck off.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:08pm
  30. Dear Elder Packer: (a) change that name if you’re going to want people to even remotely consider your word on gay issues without giggling (b) I hope you realize that if owned a business in Utah, I would forbid any Mormons from coming in – well, at least if they were going to be openly Mormon while there. They can come in as long as they are absolutely closeted. (note: not really, but if you can’t see my point, you’re deliberately shutting your eyes…)

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:08pm
  31. Mormon church stay the f…out of political activities!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:08pm
  32. In other news, the Mormon church reminds an atheist why he decided to stop being religious (or at least part of the reason he decided to stop)

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:08pm
  33. I thought they were only opposed to gay people showing affection to one another and having consensual sex….

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:09pm
  34. Because, you know, the moron church has so many gay people just dying to come out and get married Bwahahahahahahaa

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:09pm
  35. Scary for them! Can you imagine?

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:17pm
  36. Especially if all the Gay church-goers came out at the same Sunday service. ohhhh to be a fly on the wall for that. yes, yes, YES!

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:24pm
  37. This sounds like a story from The Onion.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:10pm
  38. Well, thankfully there are several other churches that feel differently. Just means they are ignorant. Bonus to the other churches. drop the second M….. what ya got??!!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:10pm
  39. MORON!!!!!!!!!!!

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:18pm
  40. Adam wins the prize! lol

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:21pm
  41. yeah them mormans can kiss my ass!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:10pm
  42. These are such good “Christians,” “hell” with the Mormon Church”!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:10pm
  43. Mormons are bat shit crazy

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:11pm
  44. These poor morons are such a joke. Sorry, I mean mormons….

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:11pm
  45. Is there gpnna be a Mormon throwdown? Are they heavily armed?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:11pm
  46. hahaha if they only knew that they are so much hypocritical. they have gays, bisexuals, and lesbians in their “pure” church

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:12pm
  47. As a homosexual I’m opposed to the Mormon church! So there! Nanny Nanny Boo Boo! LMAO

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:12pm
  48. Who cares…?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:12pm
  49. And?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:12pm
  50. I would like to remind the Mormon church that whoopdie sh*t, what do they want, a cookie?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:13pm
  51. The church’s position doesn’t matter. They’re a religious institution, and need to get out of politics. Their own scripture says they DO NOT believe the religion has a place in government.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:14pm
  52. Oh, they can suck it. No one gives a sh*t about what those clowns think.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:14pm
  53. This just means they’re opposed to people that aren’t Mormon.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:15pm
  54. The Mormon Church needs a dick in the ass.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:16pm
  55. Pretty sure it’s their church and their point of veiw, so they can say and do whatever they want. I agree with gay marriage but I expect everybody to just suddenly jump on board. Hating others because they don’t like you or your beliefs seems to me a little wrong. Maybe a little tolerance can be learned on both sides.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:16pm
  56. Uh, no. Wrong is wrong and the mormons are wrong so they deserve our wrath!

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:16am
  57. of course they are against homosexuality. they are a church who preach about not judging others but yet they judge homosexuals. being a former member of the mormon church i do not regret who i am. the man i have spent about 3 years woth is the most supportive person ever. that is all.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:16pm
  58. The more I think about it the more surprised I am that UT did not jump into the huge opening created by SCOTUS with the DOMA ruling and pass a law that legalized both same gender marriage and polygamy. If SCOTUS says that the feds HAVE to recognize marriage licenses issued by the states then this would have been the PERFECT opportunity for the LDS to reinstate legal polygamy. Further they would have the ACLU and the LGBT community on their side in large part because the arguments put forth in support of same sex marriage can also be used in support of true polygamy (not one man many wives but many of both genders.)

    Think about it. If marriage is about being united with the person you love why not the persons? If marriage is no longer man+woman but person+person why limit it to two people?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:17pm
  59. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/14/Federal-Judge-Rules-Laws-Against-Polygamy-Unconstitutional Not the greatest source but worth a read.

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:33pm
  60. The mormons also believe in an imaginary civilization Joseph Smith made up out of thin air.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:18pm
  61. duh!!! I remember when the Mormon “secret police” would walk thru the gay bars in Sakt Lake City looking to identify other Mormons enjoying themselves there, mostly college crowd…

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:18pm
  62. Well I am opposed to the Mormon Religion………

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:19pm
  63. Of course they are….the bigots….

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:19pm
  64. how ChristoFascist Jesus freaky of them

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:19pm
  65. Who would want to get married in a Moron Cult Center anyway?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:19pm
  66. But their not against polygamy.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:20pm
  67. You can’t be “opposed” to homosexuality. It is just something that just “is”. That’s like saying “I’m opposed to the Sun”. You CAN however be opposed to hatred and religion.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:21pm
  68. So they are opposed to gay marriage but accept polygamy smh ridiculous

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:21pm
  69. Who gives a shit about any fucking cult headquarters these days!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:22pm
  70. Who the hell cares what they think !

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:22pm
  71. May we remind you that you don’t pay taxes? If you want to have an opinion on this, end that little exemption and then we’ll listen. Until then…WOULD YOU PLEASE…SHUT…THE HELL…UP?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:22pm
  72. that’s fine as your belife, you can not dictate others.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:22pm
  73. Well, FUCK YOU Runnin’ !

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:23pm
  74. I’m sure gay couples who want to get married are really broken up over not being able to marry in a Mormon church.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:23pm
  75. Exactly! When I decide to get married... the last place on earth I'd ever consider would be a Mormon church.

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:55am
  76. the mormons are not a religion, they're a fucking mind control cult! It's not so easy to cut ties or break loose...

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:55am
  77. This is more hilarious than offensive.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:24pm
  78. As if the world needed to be reminded that the LDS church is homophobic

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:25pm
  79. ok thanks for minding someone business guys” lol

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:25pm
  80. The problem is, the governor of Utah is Mormon, and that’s all fine and dandy until he lets his religion do the governing, which means he’s only representing a portion of the population and doing a disservice to the entire state by wasting money in something the federal government abd the supreme court are only going to override…it’s very sad.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:27pm
  81. The Mormon Church elders can go shit in their hats, pull them over their heads and let the stink ooze down over their crepey wrinkled alabaster honky paleo-WASP skins.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:27pm
  82. They don’t need to remind anyone. All Mormons are also programmed with the “I don’t approve of that lifestyle” speech .

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:27pm
  83. This should come as no surprise to anyone. They were the ones behind Prop 8 in California. This church is just as hypocritical as most of all the other churches. Its sad because their are a lot of Mormons who are lgbt. Its time for religion to stay out of government, especially state. Their is a reason we have separation of church and state

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:28pm
  84. Yup. Still stupid and irrelevant. Got it.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:29pm
  85. someone should tell them that Old Testament does allow same sex marriages

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:29pm
  86. but, they support the marriage of an under age children to a pedophile.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:29pm
  87. The most make-believe religion in the world. I loved the way South Park depicted The pure ignorance of their beliefs. Caucasians are the real Native Americans LOL.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:29pm
  88. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=82GcQCVTt9o

    Replied on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:35pm
  89. Oh really? Love how they can’t have independent thought!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:29pm
  90. only ok to have under age girls for wifes and many of them,,and to hide all they so behind temple doors, sacred my ass,,it secret, If the ppl that went to that church really knew what was what? theyd run…smh

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:29pm
  91. Mind you, they’re completely fine with marrying multiple pre-pubescent girls. No big deal or anything.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:30pm
  92. Yea yea yea. Big whoop so what. They have and probably always will. It only took them a hundred years to admit their first African American members.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:30pm
  93. Phew that’s good, then they can be held in places of tolerance, respect and love instead. Thank you

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:31pm
  94. Who cares what they think!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:33pm
  95. The Morman Cult can go F*ck itself!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:33pm
  96. Remember, this is the ame church that until Utah got statehood believe in multiple wives, and used the ‘Mark of Cain’ to promote slavery.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:33pm
  97. They don’t get 10% of my income anymore! Bigotry at it most obvious extent.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:33pm
  98. I’m sure this is also in response to the stake president in Beaverton, Oregon, who is being honored for his affirmation of gays & lesbians in his stake.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:34pm
  99. Hmmmm! Another so called “CHURCH” judging People!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:35pm
  100. There’s like a half dozen or so that support marriage equality.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:38pm
  101. Lol thats all

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:38pm
  102. It doesn’t matter what they think. Who the hell cares? Marriage equality is moving forward without them.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:39pm
  103. Ughhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:39pm
  104. Thanks for sharing, Mormons.. NEXT ?….

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:39pm
  105. We have separation of church and state for a reason. If you want to preach politics from the pulpit then start paying taxes, otherwise shut up.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:40pm
  106. Why would any gay couple want to be married in your pathetic church anyway. That is a false threat.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:40pm
  107. Tax, tax and tax.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:40pm
  108. Fuck mormons.They would rather a man have several lives then a gay couple marrying.Fuck them

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:41pm
  109. Who really cares what they think? Next…

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:42pm
  110. Moron Church.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:42pm
  111. Let them not allow them in their churches – but don’t mess with the laws of the state!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:43pm
  112. but they still believe in raping a girl inside the Mormon Chruch.. Mormon.org..happy happy happy…lol

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:43pm
  113. Organized churches want political say so–Pay taxes like the rest!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:44pm
  114. Fck u momors!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:44pm
  115. But they did fix the whole black-people-don’t-go-to-heaven-thing a few years back, as I remember, yes?

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:44pm
  116. I grew up in that church it’s a joke. I can’t believe any doctrine that had to erase its racism (exclusion of African descendent people from the church) ONLY when the law made it unlawful to do so.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:45pm
  117. Isn’t it funny that these churches forget how oppressed they were when others opposed their beliefs? The Mormons (USA)… the Catholics (UK, Ireland, the Roman Empire, etc.)… the non-Catholic Christians (the world over)…

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:45pm
  118. While I’m well aware the reason behind this is pure Politics {{Majority Mormon vote, if their Prophet says vote for such and such candidate they often obey…which was mainly why Romney was at disadvantage}}, not *all* Mormons feel this way, a few Mormons actually helped with several passing a few Gay Rights Bills, for instance Discrimination against LGBTQ in the workplace{{and they’re Republicans …eep}}….The Church needs to remember “”Freedom of religion means freedom to hold an opinion or belief, but not to take action in violation of social duties or subversive to good order,” Chief Justice Waite wrote in Reynolds v. United States (1878).”

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:47pm
  119. we don’t need nor want their church buildings.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:49pm
  120. There are as many LGBT Mormons as any other church.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:50pm
  121. I’ll be they eat bacon, pork and shrimp: all noted in Leviticus as not to be consumed. Hypocrites all!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:50pm
  122. This is stupid it ok for a to have to have four wives and counting but it not ok for gay people to be who they are.Well I don’t give a damn what this church says because they don’t speak for me or anyone else.i don’t think that church’s like this don’t know the real meaning of love or acceptance

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:51pm
  123. Oh they are nut jobs and subject women to men

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:51pm
  124. and that should mattes to anyone outside of that church WHY? Keep that shit in your church and leave the rest of us alone.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:52pm
  125. and the American People remind the Mormon church “Church and state are supposed to be separated. Keep it up if you want to get taxed.”

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:52pm
  126. Who cares what the HIERARCHY thinks? The HIERARCHY, with their strict enforcement of tithing, and their multiple billions in riches, are the ones giving off the stench of “cult” and motivating dissent against the LDS!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:54pm
  127. Unbelievable!!

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:54pm
  128. Churches are always taken too seriously and have had way too much presence and influence over society for way too long. They should be /irrelevant/ to anything legal or political in any country.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:55pm
  129. I’m getting tired of waiting for the CEO to get a divine revelation that
    gay is OK.

    Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:55pm
  130. Who care what this “church” says? In the 70′s they believed blacks were black cause of their sins! And they still accept polygamy in many quarters and in its offshoots!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:00am
  131. Not surprising. . .

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:04am
  132. Mormon church’s loss

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:04am
  133. Why should this come as a surprise? Its not just the Mormons.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:04am
  134. This ridiculous statement is coming from a religion that makes certain members forbidden to be married in the temple. Sometimes they reject their own ‘kind.’ Who gives a shit what these crazy religious freaks think. Their opinions and beliefs mean nothing to those that matter.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:05am
  135. Who said any gay couple wants to step foot in their church to get married. There are plenty of other ways to be married besides stepping foot in a Mormon Church. Please!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:06am
  136. Fukk you mormons and your made up talking lizard religion! (all religions are made up, of course) but these assholes really take the cake!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:06am
  137. Here’s the deal…speaking as a married lesbian ex mormon…the churches stance is this…it’s now OK to BE gay…it’s not a sin. The sin is in ACTING on it. In otherwords…remain celibate and loveless for your entire life. No thank you…I love my wife with everything in me.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:06am
  138. We in th LGBT community dont really care what you do as a church & a belief system. Thats your little ball of wax. We are not trying to change that. We are demanding equal human rights in every civil aspect of our lives.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:08am
  139. fuck religious fools…

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:09am
  140. Oh yeah, ok. I give a shit what you think! NOT

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:11am
  141. But marrying multiple wives was sanctioned for HOW many years?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:11am
  142. Separation of Church and State!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:11am
  143. May I remind the Moron, I mean Mormon Church too Fuck Off! :D

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:13am
  144. No one cares, Mormon Church. We’ll keep fighting for equality.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:17am
  145. Separation of Church or State…..

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:22am
  146. We were worried

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:23am
  147. What has Marriage got to do with the Church, were not asking for “Holy Matromony” xxx

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:25am
  148. The key phrase here is “prohibited IN THEIR CHURCHES”. No law can or will force a church to conduct marriage ceremonies that go against their faith. There are still churches that refuse to marry a mixed race couple. What they do in their buildings is up to them, but they have no right to dictate to the rest of the community what can and cannot be legal. Many Mormons, in fact, recognize this and support LGBTQ rights. Mormons for Equality

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:27am
  149. ok so there liers too got it i was pride and they said there for gay ppl .. what ever liers

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:29am
  150. I wonder how long the Morman church will uphold this belief if BIG business owned by LGBTQ moved their business out of state and all LGBTQ folks found work in other states and moved there…makes you go…HMMMMMMMMM!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:30am
  151. Who cares what the church says??? Our US Constitution states a seperation of church and state. What any church wants should never be taken into consideration for our laws.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:31am
  152. there all gay just haven’t come to reality!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:32am
  153. The Mormon Church can kiss my red headed GAY a$$!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:33am
  154. Yes, we understand that being rational when it comes to people who are different than yourselves is not in your vocabulary. Bunch of bigots you all are! And up until 1978 were racist, until the threat of being sued out of existence let African-Americans in leadership roles.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:33am
  155. Remind? Why, they aren’t so sure they wield the same power they once did? Interesting.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:36am
  156. I’d say that kind of toe-tapping is a pretty goddamn shameful, missionary position.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:37am
  157. Funny how the leaders had to be reminded who to hate.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:43am
  158. why would you want to marry in a Mormon church anyway??

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:43am
  159. They are opposed to separation of church and state as stated in the Constitution as well.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:43am
  160. And to the Mormons the homosexuals are opposed to you!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:44am
  161. Tax the Mormon cult!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:46am
  162. OH well get over it

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:49am
  163. No one asked you to remind us of your opinion.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:49am
  164. Who cares what the Mormans think? Not me.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:50am
  165. Who gives a fuck what they like or dislike. I don’t like their fucking religion. Shut the fuck up & go get some iced tea!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:51am
  166. “Mor(m)on church reminds local leaders they are still hate-filled idiots opposed to love and equality”

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:53am
  167. fuck mormon churches they are bunch of fanatics!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:56am
  168. Sadly, the Mormon Church abandons the principle of religious freedom, preferring to force their preferences on the rest of the world. Witness the extraordinary lying they went through, and the heavy funding of California’s Prop 8. Shameful behavior for a community that prefers to be respected. Much respect lost over that fiasco.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:56am
  169. i dont think many of the locals care any more

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:56am
  170. That’s just fine…no one of any religion should be forced to perform a religious ceremony with which they don’t agree. That’s what the 1st Amendment means, and we’re a better nation for it.

    So long as they limit themselves to not performing religious ceremonies, and stop blocking legal, secular marriage, it’s all good.

    And seriously – there are many very decent Mormons. Wholesale hatred of Mormons is just as wrong as wholesale hatred of the LGBT community.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:57am
  171. So glad I'm not the only here who understands this. :)

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:03am
  172. And I am fundamentally opposed to churches that pretend to be the purveyors of Gods love and then preach bigotry and hatred from the pulpit. TAX the churches!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:58am
  173. I know of two Mormons that is gay. The church is a fraud based company that gets away from paying taxes. There beliefs are brainwashing people to pray for something that is not real! That kind of life I wouldn’t care if they supported me. I’m gay, and I cannot change myself to believe in miths!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:58am
  174. Btw – the Mormon church threw its weight behind the anti-discrimination legislation that passed in Salt Lake City a few years ago.

    Life is not black and white.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:59am
  175. Really….

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:59am
  176. A miserable and depicable church altogether. It’s based on delusions right from the beginning.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:59am
  177. Screw them!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00am
  178. and women dont have the same rights as men do should be add.Fucking mormens.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:01am
  179. I would like to remind the American people to demand their elected “representatives” pass a bill to remove the tax-exempt status of religions since they engage in political activities. Such a bill would bring the tax burden of the average American from 40% to 3% of his/her annual income.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:01am
  180. You are barely standing steady on your feet yourselves, you phony hypocrites. How dare you judge people playing the role of God!!! Shame on you!!! Who are you to judge???

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:05am
  181. And we are still opposed to the Mormon church!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:05am
  182. I would like to say something, since they want to stick their noses where it don’t belong and raise a stink and try to rally hatred , lets tax the fuck out of them !!!! the government wants to do it anyways

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:06am
  183. Fuck them and the donkeys that they rode in on.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:08am
  184. F the Mormons I don’t approve of these money grubbing whores

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:08am
  185. As if anyone needs reminding…. Sanctimonious fucks.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:12am
  186. Like we give a flying fuck

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:13am
  187. You would not want to get too progressive. Gosh, that would be an outrage! Pathetic.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:14am
  188. No new news from the Mormn Church. However the fact that they needed to reiterate this shows a sign of weakening opposition o gay marriage..atleast I hope so.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:16am
  189. They can be bigots if they want but it does not make it right!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:17am
  190. Enjoy your bigotry while you can LDS….

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:17am
  191. Same Sex Marriages: No, Bigamy: Yes! Go Figure!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:19am
  192. I just love how they speak on behalf of God…..such bull shit

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:21am
  193. Mormons=HATE!!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:22am
  194. Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:23am
  195. Who gives a flying Fuck what the Mormons think? I don’t. They will not control this state much longer.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:25am
  196. Church of Latter Day Fucks!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:26am
  197. Yet, there are several very fun gay bars, full of cute blondie LDSers, within a 5 mile radius of the Temple. LOL #details

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:27am
  198. So sad.I will be praying that the Mormon church sees the light and embraces equality

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:30am
  199. The headline made me laugh. Kind like a headline saying the pope is still catholic. I don’t see the Cult of Mormon ever changing. Morons oops I meant Mormons will always hate gays.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:34am
  200. homophobes and bigots involved in political anti gay campains tax them tax them were is the IRS?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:38am
  201. They still have Gay children and they are treated horribly.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:39am
  202. They are assholes!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:40am
  203. How jesus like? Oh thats right they have their own “bible”

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:41am
  204. To hell with homophobia!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:44am
  205. All homophobic people may burn in hell!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:45am
  206. When are we going to start taxing the Church?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:47am
  207. How in the hell do they know so much?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:48am
  208. Did the local leaders then turn around and remind the Mormon church they are still basically the most glorified and successful cult in US history?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:54am
  209. No, because the local leaders are Mormon...

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:56am
  210. Mormons are the worst kind of bible thumpers. So much hypocrisy.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00am
  211. i guess they havent hear Lannette and Robert Graves, Mormon, Republican…who have gay son..Anyone and Everyone a doc.film that changes churches on gay

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:04am
  212. Keep hiding bihind those walls

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:08am
  213. Mormon church: We don’t FUCKING care. Church and state are, and should remain, separate. – Sincerely, a fucking ex-Mormon.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:08am
  214. such a beautiful church for such ugliness

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:09am
  215. I definitely felt that there was something wrong with my treatment by them when I joined the church. I now think I know why. I am not an active member anymore. It could have been much worse.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:09am
  216. In “their” Churches. Not the People’s Church, “their” Churches. Again, tell me how this is God’s Church? Oh that’s right, these Churches are not God’s Church at all. More like temples of Control, Power and Ego’s.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:23am
  217. But no church is above the law!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:27am
  218. so??/

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:30am
  219. Krista Thornton

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:37am
  220. Go figure!!!! Mormons are their own government obviously and love to go against what their taught by judging others!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:39am
  221. ok so let me get this straight its not ok for a same sex couple to devote to each other one on one but mormans canhave many wifes and thats ok????

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:45am
  222. I don’t give a flying fuck what the morons think

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:45am
  223. Well of course they are and always will be. It’s too bad too. Had they not been so staunch, maybe I would not have grown up in the kind of house I did. Well, a marriage I knew would end in divorce with 100% surety, 2 kids, and that divorce after 12 years of marriage and years of “trying not to be gay” because that’s what your brainwashed into believing that you should never be, here I am

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:47am
  224. Well what more can we expect from a known CULT?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:47am
  225. Who are they to judge? I liked the plural marriage comment!!!! Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone, I hate religion!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:04am
  226. In a similar story: We are opposed to bigots.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:13am
  227. And I’m opposed to priests fondling choir boys! Epitome of morals MY ASS! NEXT! -_-

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:17am
  228. Really ? We had no idea ..

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:18am
  229. well fuck them

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:21am
  230. Homosexuals remind Mormon church that Joseph Smith is no Jesus Christ.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:28am
  231. No, they are not for Same -sex marriage but they support a guy having a zeillion wives and all their inbreads! tell me they are smart people and your nuts!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:40am
  232. Fuck the moron church. Make them pay taxes. Sell off the cathedral that blights the skyline.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:42am
  233. So glad I live in a free STATE!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:42am
  234. F the Mormon’s and all their cute little son’s!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:48am
  235. Calling the Mormons names does not validate your opinions.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:58am
  236. I would not want to be part of any club (or church) that would have me as a member.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:00am
  237. So who cares–It is their right-But they are not the only place to get married.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:04am
  238. Me either Katie Tookie-Tookie, your a nut case!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:05am
  239. As a church they are entitled to make whatever rules they may desire for their members and others may then choose to not support or join. Never forget this is the same position the,Catholic Church has.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:15am
  240. In fact, we are opposed to your fucking religion eater.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:16am
  241. Who gives a flyin fuck what mormons think…as if they matter

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:19am
  242. Thank God for our Pope! The Pope who has steadily conquered hearts and minds across the world declared last July: “If someone who is gay and is sincerely seeking God who am I to judge?”

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:23am
  243. makes me glad am an atheist i used to be Mormon but chucked the shitty religion ours so hypocritical my father was strict on religion mum was happy for me to be what i am a proud gay scott

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:26am
  244. “Mormon church reminds local leaders they are still opposed to homosexuality.”

    DDDDDDDDDDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Derp derp

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:28am
  245. Fed up homo reminds world Mormons are still assholes.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:46am
  246. but its fine to have multiple wives…

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:54am
  247. Im gay and i support gay marriage. Yall dont start complaining because (you know who you are) you wanted separation of church and state. The church has a say in what happens within it. If the Mormon church doesnt alow gay marriage then they can marry somewhere else. Quit trying to force other people to do the things they dont want to do, just like you dont want religion forced upon yourself.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:59am
  248. Lol. They had to remind them.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:02am
  249. LOL FUCK YOU

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:07am
  250. and you still throw your own children out on the street if they come out what kind of human being does that make you????????

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:08am
  251. so?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:12am
  252. fuck them and what they think.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:25am
  253. F off!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:34am
  254. you people so funny with comments of course they oppose of gaymarriages….its in book of bible abomination…and if your gay says u want be able enter heaven the mormon church did make the rules…it was God..that done that..so y r so mentally ill or just plain stupid…this has known to everybody….idk if your g

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:43am
  255. i dont care one way or other gay or strait marriage very seldom last waste of toilet paper formarriage licences for most americans crockpot lifestyles….do gay people go to Church..amywhere or even care bout what somebody. thinks you want to be different …..in bible says maarriage between man and woman…so mormon…baptist pencostal many others oppose gaymarriages…to each is own…get a life people

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:50am
  256. You don’t say. I guess I’d forgotten that you were opposed to homosexuality and homosexuals in general after everything with Prop. 8 in California and the votes on marriage equality in Hawaii… no wait, I hadn’t forgotten. Pathetic. The timing is not much of a coincidence either methinks.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:03am
  257. ok? they can be opposed. legally i can oppose their church and their “teachings”

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:14am
  258. no one really cares… they got persecuted, so why would they persecute homosexuals?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:16am
  259. the Mormon church shouldn’t talk multiple marriages while still married. people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:22am
  260. Who wants to get married in a Mormon church anyway

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:25am
  261. Thanks. Now I remind you to stfu cuz we ain’t listening anyways!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:29am
  262. This sounds like an Onion headline. Sadly it is not.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:32am
  263. But they have 5 wives…cult. creepy. And they have enough money in their churches to end hunger but nope…they all about their wives and judging. #onlygodcanjudgeme

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 6:51am
  264. We normal people are against you!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:11am
  265. Haha…funny thing how appropriate it was that that I first off read this as saying ‘moron church’. I guess god was giving me the true meaning of this church…MORONS

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:18am
  266. What a surprise

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:19am
  267. STUPID CHURCH sorry Ida

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:27am
  268. Religious Bigots.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:09am
  269. think I should tell them I slept with four or five of their women in my younger day take that eh!

    Replied on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:45am
  270. We don’t want to marry where we are not accepted , pretty simple, the LDS can create their New Zion without us!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:12am
  271. F off. So what.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:12am
  272. Who care. So what. F off. Soooo cult.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:15am
  273. Their loss. I post this quote a lot but it seems to be needed a lot: “judge not lest ye be judged.” I think religious organizations tend to forget that. It doesn’t matter what religion you belong to…judging others is NOT our job. Just MY opinion.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:29am
  274. But they’ll accept gay tithing!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:36am
  275. UGH

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:49am
  276. Tax them

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:04am
  277. Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:04am
  278. Non Mormon family members aren’t even allowed in. Not even for weddings, baptisms, or funerals. Take the second M out of Mormon what does that spell?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:15am
  279. C-o-n-t-r-o-l just another example.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:12am
  280. Once again Religion trying to dominate and manipulate people into doing as they’re told not what is right, it is sad and not very helpful to promoting happiness and equality. I want to ban labels and put everyone on an equal human race footing, so will be from this day forth where there is a box on a form that asks “SEXUAL PREFERENCE” I will be putting a cross in the box that says ” Would rather not say ” WE ARE ALL EQUAL <3

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:18pm
  281. Big dummies…just big ol dummies

    There is enough places for us to get married that are far more fabulous than a silly bigots church hell they are the ones gonna miss the stacks of cash these weddings are going to bring in they can take their brainwashing ways to the bottom of the sea!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:54pm
  282. Sorry “Morons” you loose….maybee team up with scientology to create a mega religion? Then ya’ll can hate bigger & better together. Who needs y’all anyway?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:12pm
  283. I didn’t realize God condoned magic underwear, multiple wives, election buying or bullying…. Did I miss those chapters in the bible?

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:16pm
  284. Suck on it Mormon leaders!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:18pm
  285. I am anti Mormon bigotry but Mormons do NOT practice polygamy any more. And ANYONE is welcome in the Mormon church just not in certain parts of the temple. My mom is Mormon but she’s also my biggest and staunchest ally and she isn’t alone. She struggles with reconciling her faith with the bigotry. Just like MOST churches the Mormon church needs to catch up. They are slower to do it than most… even the Catholics. But judging ALL Mormons by their leadership is just as wrong as what they are doing.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:24pm
  286. I will say this just LAST Sunday my moms Sunday school class was all about this. She was furious. Told her leaders it was wrong to tell her how to vote. They did it for the Obama election too. But again my Mom isn’t the only decent Mormon. Even some of the women in her church have been wonderful to me and support my right to marry.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:28pm
  287. Stay classy LDS.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:30pm
  288. You can remind them all they want but considering Mormon religion is a creation from an average human being it means nothing. Craziest fuckers I’ve ever met they all belong in a psych ward. GAY PEOPLE ARE THE BEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET AND DESERVE THE RIGHT TO MARRY WHO THEY LOVE!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:01pm
  289. Taxes then! Then, you can believe anything you want. If you’re a religion in America and your tenets clash with the law of the land, you should pay for your “freedom of religion” in taxes.

    Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:22pm