(KUTV) An apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a worldwide speech Sunday night that the LDS Church's decision regarding same-sex Mormon couples was revelation given to President of the church Thomas S. Monson.
The decision announced that members of the Utah-based faith in same-sex marriages would be considered "apostates," and forbids their children from becoming members until they turn 18 and renounce the practice of gay marriage.
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In a speech to young adults within the LDS faith, Apostle Russell M. Nelson, head of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, announced that President Monson received the instructions regarding the decision directly from God.
"Each of us during that sacred moment felt a spiritual confirmation," he said. "It was our privilege as apostles to sustain what had been revealed to President Monson."
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