There were two changes made to the General Handbook of Instructions, which is the manual LDS church leaders use to specify in detail how the Church is to be run everywhere in the world.
The first policy change made was in regard to individuals who in same-sex marriages are now considered to be in apostasy. And the second change is that any natural or adopted children who live primarily in a home with same-sex parents are not eligible to receive a name and a blessing in the church. They cannot be baptized nor, confirmed with the gift of the Holy Ghost. And, they cannot be ordained to the priesthood nor, can they be recommended for missionary service.
Why would anyone want to belong to a Church that has a history of oppressing blacks, women, and gay people – including their children. I’m just trying to keep an open mind, so that I can understand the reasons behind these restrictive decisions made by the LDS Church.
Does this policy sound like something that would come from Jesus?
“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.”