Mormon Observations on “The Book of Mormon” the Musical – Turn It Off

All the posts in this series.

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Heavenly Father’s Plan
“Boys should be with girls, that’s Heavenly Father’s plan”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes no qualms about this. The first words in The Family: A Proclamation to the world are,

“We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”

Similarly, the closing words are,

“We warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets. We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”

Heavenly Father’s plan centers on families, and marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman.

But that’s not to say that some of the blessings of eternity are closed to those with homosexual tendencies. The blessings of exhalation and eternal life that Heavenly Father holds out to all of his children apply to those that keep themselves worthy, stay true to gospel commandments, and keep the covenants they make. Every blessing – including eternal marriage – is and will be theirs in due course.

But Elder Oaks emphasized,

“There is no fullness of joy in the next life without a family unit, including a husband, a wife, and posterity. Further, men are that they might have joy. In the eternal perspective, same-gender activity will only bring sorrow and grief and the loss of eternal opportunities.”

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