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Mormon church reacts to marriage equality ruling by punishing children of same-sex couples

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Mormons will not baptize the children of same-sex couples — who are considered apostates by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The church released a major policy announcement Thursday that addresses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

“A natural or adopted child of a parent living in a same-gender relationship, whether the couple is married or cohabiting, may not receive a name and a blessing,” the LDS Church ruled.

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The adopted or biological children of same-sex couples may be baptized after they turn 18 years old under the policy — which disavows same-sex cohabitation and marriage.

The adult children of same-sex couples must obtain permission to be baptized, confirmed or perform missionary from the church’s highest leaders — but only after disavowing same-sex relationship and leaving their parents’ home.

The new policy, which also prohibits church leaders from participating in same-sex weddings, is effective immediately.

An activist who worked alongside LDS Church leaders to pass Utah’s nondiscrimination law said all churches have the right to “welcome or exclude” whomever they choose — but he said the policy appears to punish children for their parents’ same-sex attraction.

“We know that children of same-sex parents are treasures of infinite worth,” Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah. “In our universe, all God’s children have a place in the choir.”

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The View’s Meghan McCain calls for cops to be charged for ‘blatant murder’ of George Floyd

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"The View" co-host Meghan McCain called for charges against the Minneapolis police officers who killed George Floyd.

The four officers lost their jobs over the killing, which prompted widespread protests that were met with tear gas and other violent tactics from police.

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Rudy Giuliani and his alleged mistress praise hydroxychloroquine on his ‘sad’ radio show ‘that no one listens to’

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This Monday, Rudy Giuliani interviewed a woman alleged to be his mistress where they praised the benefits of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a cure for coronavirus.

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Dying to work: Robert Reich on ‘reopening’ while COVID-19 continues to claim lives

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Most of Europe and all fifty states of the US are in various stages of “reopening.” But why, exactly?

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