Mormons Say Duty to Law on Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Faith
Despite its deep opposition to same-sex marriage, the Mormon Church is setting itself apart from religious conservatives who rallied behind a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, who cited her religious beliefs as justification for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
In a speech this week about the boundaries between church and state, Dallin Oaks, a high-ranking apostle in the church, said that public officials like Ms. Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, Ky., had a duty to follow the law, despite their religious convictions.
Mathew Staver, a lawyer for Ms. Davis, criticized Elder Oaksâ€™s remarks, saying the elder was essentially advocating a view that granted no religious protections to those in public office....
No, no, and no, Mr Dallin Oaks. Nope. Uh-uh. Your logic is nicht so gut. I've never liked the German language. Took it in Jr High because a girl I liked was in the class. She never wanted anything to do with me though...ha-ha. I knkw you all wanted to know that. : / Anyway, good comments.
Mormons also say Black skin is Sign of God's curse , it appears that the curse of Cain still remains on the Negro race even though the Mormon Church extended the Priesthood to them in 1978. According to the published declaration, there is no mention of the curse being removed - for their skin is still dark.
"Mormons Say Duty to Law on Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Faith"
What law? The First Amendment IS the law, and it supersedes lesser laws, and in the case of the Supreme Court edict on same-sex "marriage," it supercedes non-laws. It's a real shame ignorance about how this country is set up is so widespread. There is no duty to edicts that contradict the first 10 Amendments, otherwise known as the Bill of Rights. Ecclesiastes 3 doesn't refer to a time to be ignorant, but it does say there is a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.
A Mormon apostle I think not to the clear Biblical requirements of what the Bible teaches amen.
One of the Biblical requirements for one to be rightly regarded as an apostle were those following Jesus from the time of Johnâ€™s baptism.
Lk16:16 â€œThe Law and the Prophets were until John. Since that time the Kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
They also were to have seen the risen Lord be witnesses of his resurrection. When the closed group of twelve became eleven, they sought another to take Judas' office: Acts 1:21-22 â€œTherefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time the Lord Jesus went in and among us beginning from the baptism of John to that day he was taken up from us One of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.'
So the Mormon Apostle claim is a bogus claim by the dictates of what the Biblical requirements are.