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Salt Lake City Pro-Gay Mayor Summons The Mormons To "Re-education"?

Charisma News is reporting:

Jackie Biskupski, the openly gay mayor-elect of Salt Lake City, isn't happy that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a group better known as the Mormons, clarified its stance on its membership requirements.

Under policies disclosed last week, the LDS Church won't accept as members or missionaries children of same-sex couples. She now wants a meeting with church leaders to discuss "policies."

The move evoked echoes of Houston's Mayor Annise Parker who, in a two-year battle over a human rights bill, at one point subpoenaed sermons from local pastors opposed to the measure and sought a public vote. Court rulings put the Houston bill on the ballot, where it failed spectacularly in November 2015.

In explaining its decision, LDS Church leaders emphasized that the moves were to avoid confusion within families, where a same-sex couple's child might encounter LDS teachings that contradict a home situation.

"We don't want the child to have to deal with issues that might arise where the parents feel one way and the expectations of the church are very different," Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said in a statement released by the group.

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