For about a minute there it looked as though the Mormon Church, AKA the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was working on being a little less anti-LGBT.
Not so much. Last week, in an addition to the Mormon Handbook entitled Children of a Parent Living in a Same-Gender Relationship, the Church announced that it had decreed that children of same-sex couples may not be baptized or blessed:
"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."
In addition, and just to make it perfectly clear that the Mormon Church is as anti-gay as ever, they also announced that the children of same-sex parents may not be baptized until they have reached "legal age" and no longer "live with a parent who has lived or currently lives in a same-gender cohabitation relationship or marriage."
Cuz you know, The Gay might rub off them and then they’ll bring it into the Church.
And then they also reiterated the fact that members of the Mormon Church who enter into a same-sex relationship or marriage will be punished as well:
"Under the new church policy, people in 'same-gender' marriage have been added to the list of those acts of circumstances that are considered apostasy and would be subject to disciplinary action. Historically, the church has excommunicated some members who have acted on their same-sex attractions." — via The Salt Lake Tribune
That’s what the Mormon religion is about, y’all, punishing children for the so-called sins of their parents.