LDS Church supports constitutional amendment for marriage

Salt Lake Tribune – LDS Church supports constitutional amendment for marriage

The LDS Church has joined a national religious coalition to push an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.

LDS Apostle Russell M. Nelson joined 50 prominent Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Jewish leaders in signing a petition explaining why they see a need for such a constitutional amendment.

“We are convinced that this is the only measure that will adequately protect marriage from those who would circumvent the legislative process and force a redefinition of it on the whole of our society,” reads the petition released to the public on Monday.

The LDS Church issued a statement acknowledging its involvement with the Religious Coalition for Marriage, but spokesman Dale Bills declined any further comment and said Nelson was granting no interviews.

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Posted on April 25, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is great news! On those rare occasions when the Church issues a public political statement, things happen. When the Church issued a public statment against ERA, ERA died. When the Church issued a public statement against the MX Missile scheme, MX died. And back in 1998, the Church contributed $500,000 to the Alaska Family Council to help get a constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man-one woman passed here.

    I’m doing my part to spread the good news.

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