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Published: Thursday, Feb. 28 2013 10:35 p.m. MST

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zoar63
Mesa, AZ

@lds4gaymarriage

"The Proc wasn't a revelation, but more of a political position paper written by a committee and finally accepted by GBH on the 3rd draft, who then presented it to the 12. If was written in response to the same-sex marriage campaigns in Alaska and Hawaii in 1995. It'll never be sustained by the membership."

Scripture is not limited to the standard works you surely must be familiar with this passage in the D&C

And whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation. D&C 68:4

lds4gaymarriage
Salt Lake City, UT

zoar63,
D&C 68:4 is not literal. D&C 137 & 138, the Manifesto and priesthood revelation all had to be sustained via Common Consent to be considered scripture. If 68:4 were literal, no sustainings would be needed.

Hugh B. Brown said, "I do not doubt that the brethren have often spoken under inspiration and given new emphasis-- perhaps even a new explanation or interpretation--of Church doctrine, but that does not become binding upon the Church unless and until it is submitted to the scrutiny of the rest of the brethren and later to the vote of the people."

The Brethren have repeatedly stated that only the Standard Works are the official source of official doctrine. Even FAIRLDS agrees. In the Harold B. Lee PH/RS manual, he clearly states that if anyone, no matter their calling, teaches something contrary to the standard works, that doctrine is false.

Because the Proc. advocates the passing of laws based on our subjective morality, it violates the scriptures when such laws infringe upon existing rights and liberties (D&C 134:4, 1 Cor. 10:29) as was the case with CA’s Prop. 8. It'll, therefore, never be sustained.

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