The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement today through a spokesman following the delivery of a petition by the Human Rights Campaign. The video appears immediately below my remarks. The text of the statement can be found here.
Comment: It is possible to agree to disagree on matters, particularly where it relates to core values and doctrine, without compromising them or our beliefs. At the same time, I submit that all of us, as children of our Heavenly Father, have the obligation and responsibility to treat each other with, at minimum, basic respect and courtesy. Indeed, the commandments go well beyond the aformentioned minimum (i.e., love thy neighbor as thyself). So I agree with all of this. There really isn't more that I can add. --SJR
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