Grumpy Old Mormon Doubles Down On Church’s Opposition To Gay Marriage

In case anyone forgot, Mormon Elder Dalin H. Oakes of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is here to remind us that Mormons hate gay marriage.

Speaking at the LDS General Conference, Oakes, 80, bemoans how so many children are victims of societal ills like abortion, unwed mothers—then says “we should assume the same disadvantages for children raised by couples of the same gender.”

The social-science literature is controversial and politically charged on the long-term effect of this on children, principally because, as a New York Times writer observed, “same-sex marriage is a social experiment, and like most experiments it will take time to understand its consequences.”

So we should deny LGBT couples the right to raise children because you’re not sure what it would do to them? We could make the same argument about children raised by parents who baptize dead Holocaust victims.

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  • 2eo

    That’s a face of a child rapist if there ever was one.

  • petensfo

    Despite what a NYT writer says, I suspect many, many gay families would object to their lives being referred to as an “experiment”.

    Families have never been only mother & father… there is always an extended family of support and ‘gay’ families are no different. Our support networks are just a lot more fun.

  • Aidan8

    “the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles…” Perhaps the “quorum” is getting special data beamed directly to their magic-underwear from the planet Kolob…

  • gaym50ish

    Maybe he regards it as an “experiment” in the same way his church’s past practice of polygamy was just an “experiment.” That was the ultimate REDEFINITION of marriage.

  • Daniel-Reader

    Thank goodness countless people have recovered from having the Mormon cult forced upon them by abusive parents. http://www.exmormon.org

  • JOHN 1957

    We trusted the Catholic Church and look what they did with and to our children for thousands of years. But it’s o.k. for Mormon’s to have two or more wives, gee the kiddies get two or more mommies? but it’s wrong for two gay women/men in love to raise children? It smells like he needs a diaper change! We can smell the stench across the country. He looks like a pedophile himself. But then again if he’s living by folklore, adam did have two partners, the first Lilith who rejected him and then there was Eve with the forbidden fruit.

    Yes we know religion and are learning more and more the truth (lies) everyday. Thank you, but no thank you.

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