LDS Church Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Refusing to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in response to today's Supreme Court ruling refusing to hear same-sex marriage cases has released this statement on the Mormon Newsroom:
The succession of federal court decisions in recent months, culminating in today’s announcement by the Supreme Court, will have no effect on the doctrinal position or practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is that only marriage between a man and a woman is acceptable to God. In prizing freedom of conscience and Constitutional guarantees of the free exercise of religion, we will continue to teach that standard and uphold it in our religious practices.Nevertheless, respectful coexistence is possible with those with differing values. As far as the civil law is concerned, the courts have spoken. Church leaders will continue to encourage our people to be persons of good will toward all, rejecting persecution of any kind based on race, ethnicity, religious belief or non-belief, and differences in sexual orientation.


  1. Thank you for sharing this. By the way, I read your post on Frozen and can say "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." I read some of the comments and thought "Gee, the mockers and finger pointing crowds in the great and spacious building are alive and well." Press forward, dear sister, with steadfastness in Christ; your voice of warning is needed in the world today.

  2. I think this video is wonderful! I liked the way it explained that all religions have sacred clothing,.
    I don't understand why so many are upset about it showing the temple robes. I know the video said they are only worn in the temple, but if you think about if, we usually dress our deceased loved ones in the temple, clothing and then have viewings.
    My husband was a supervisor at work and when he died, there were as many,if not more non LDS people at his viewing as there were LDS. They were very respectful as if they sensed it was sacred. I'm sure they knew it was a religious thing because he told all that he was LDS.
    We have used that phrase, "it's sacred not secret"for a long time's time to live it.