A top leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the faith’s opposition to same-sex marriage on Sunday at the faith's twice-yearly general conference.
SALT LAKE CITY -- A top leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the faith's opposition to same-sex marriage and “changes that confuse or alter gender” as debates over gender and sexuality reemerge throughout the United States.
The highest level of salvation, Oaks said, “can only be attained through faithfulness to the covenants of an eternal marriage between a man and a woman.
That divine doctrine is why we teach that gender is an essential characteristic of individual pre-mortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.”.
He also implored members of the faith to live peacefully and respect those with beliefs different than their own.
More than a dozen states have limited when transgender kids can participate in school sports, including Utah, where the church is based.
The Church is doing all we can to help those who are suffering and struggling to survive” he said. »