That statement prompted another blogger, Terry Mattingly on GetReligion.org, to ask: "Mormon views on same-sex relationships are evolving? Back that statement up with some on-the-record quotations from people in positions of LDS authority and you have an A1 story in every newspaper in America. After all, it is almost impossible to overstate the importance of eternal marriage, family and children in the sweep of Mormon theology."
Mattingly concludes his post with this suggestion: "If people make claims about evolving Mormon doctrines, look for names, titles and clear statements of attribution. In other words, look for some journalism."
Kirkland also blogged about Mattingly's comments on on the church's Newsroom website under the headline, "Informed Reading in This Mormon Moment": "There is a lot of interest in the church and a lot being written about it," Kirkland notes. "It's important for the public to distinguish between fact, opinion and personal advocacy."
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