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Mormon Church "Making It Up As They Go Along?" Just Like the Move

Updated: Apr 25, 2019

Hemant Metah reveals that the 180 on requiring children to renounce relationships with gay parents before baptism only seemed to drive more members away. This is especially interesting to me as I have often wondered how people continue to see churches whose restrictions drastically change as the unmovable word of God. The Catholic Church once didn't allow catholics to read scripture. It was only allowed to be read by a priest. Why? Really, with the benefit of history, why?

The Move of God, my childhood "church" has changed its mind on movies, alcohol, women wearing pants, higher education, and if we need to hide in the wilderness from the "Mark of the Beast."

Adequate proof that this is man-made ideology AND benefiting those who come up with it.

This is what Herman Metah has to say on the subject;

This week, the Mormon Church announced that they would no longer put same-sex couples under the “apostasy” label and their children could be baptized without denouncing their parents’ relationship. It took three years, but they were undoing a move that resulted in mass protests and tens of thousands of resignations.

So has the new change led to people returning to the Church?

It’s early to tell, but one indication of how things are going is by checking out QuitMormon.com, the website started by Utah attorney Mark Naugle to help Mormons deal with the paperwork to officially leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The site’s Twitter account publishes weekly updates, and Friday’s update said 303 people had “just resigned from the LDS church,” but those have presumably been in the works for months. I wondered if the website had received more or less requests since the policy update.

Naugle told me last night that, while he sees between 25-40 resignation requests every day, “the last 24 hours has been a little over 500.”

The policy change hasn’t helped. If anything, it may have even convinced people the Church is just making this up as it goes along — all the more reason to get out now.

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