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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormon church, announced today that the children of ****, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents can now be baptized in the church. In addition, the church said it no longer considers same-sex marriage "apostasy."
Direction - First - Presidency - President - Oaks
"At the direction of the First Presidency, President Oaks shared that effective immediately, children of parents who identify themselves as ****, gay, bisexual or transgender may be baptized without First Presidency approval if the custodial parents give permission for the baptism and understand both the doctrine that a baptized child will be taught and the covenants he or she will be expected to make," the Mormon General Conference Leadership Session stated on April 4.
As for LGBT parents who not members in the church, the General Conference announced that they "can request that their baby be blessed by a worthy Melchizedek Priesthood holder.
Parents - Congregation - Members - Child - Years
"These parents need to understand that congregation members will contact them periodically, and that when the child who has been blessed reaches 8 years of age, a Church member will contact them...
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