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How I've Seen the Church's Policies Protect Children & Converts

MR says: The Church's policies for children living with same-sex parents are the same policies used within the Church in several situations, not just in the case of same-sex marriages. And these policies have and still do protect children in difficult or challenging circumstances. The story below is just one example.

I read it right before I went to sleep last night–which wasn’t a good thing.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will not baptize a child under 18 who is the child of a same-sex couple either married or co-habitating. Once the child turns 18 and is no longer living in that household, he or she can seek approval then.

That meant I couldn’t sleep for at least an hour because I wasn’t in a very good mood. . . .

And then the morning came–and I had a memory that struck me out of nowhere.

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I started learning about the church when I was 18 and I still lived at home. I was still several months away from college, my parents were active in the Pentecostal church, and I was raised so anti-Mormon that we hid in closets when those black-tagged visitors would knock on our door. Needless to say, it was scary when the day came to tell my father that I wanted to be Mormon.

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