5 years ago today - 8/13/2008

[Same-Sex Marriage] The unsigned "Divine Institution of Marriage" document released via LDS Church newsroom. Several of its arguments opposing same-sex marriage reflect arguments espoused by Greener and others. The document suggests that domestic partnerships would be okay, a shift from the prior position stated in the 2006 LDS Public Affairs interview with Dallin Oaks and Lance Wickman . LDS bloggers noted the position shift: http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/08/13/what-about-domestic-partnerships/ and http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/11/10/civil-unions/ . After this and other LDS leadership statements noting the lack of opposition to civil unions, at least in some cases, Equality Utah developed and presented the "Common Ground Initiatives " in the hopes of finding legislative support for domestic partnerships in Utah.

[Source: Mormons for Marriage: A Prop 8 Timeline, http://mormonsformarriage.com/?page_id=68]


  1. The day will come when the Great & Abominable Church of the latter-days (SLC, Utah) and the Great & Abominable Church of the former days (Rome, Italy) will both allow these whoredoms and abominations to be practiced by members in their churches - without excommunication or disfellowship. When that happens then the prophesy in the Book of Mormon will begin to be fulfilled that the Great & Abominable Church will "tumble to the dust of the earth, and great shall be the fall of it."

  2. "But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof." (2 Nephi 28:18)

  3. And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood.

    And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord.

    And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it. (1 Nephi 22:13-14).


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