You recently published a syndicated opinion article on Mormons and gay marriage by Noah Feldman. The main religious conflict today is the Bible-based belief on the practice of homosexuality versus the law recently established by the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. Mormonism was injected only to keep from confronting the real issue head-on, and to avoid alienating most Christian faiths, who also reference the Bible as central to their faith. This article fails to convey a completely honest representation of Mormon policy, using incomplete truths and innuendos.
Biblical teachings are centuries old and are followed by hundreds of millions of people throughout the world ... not just by the Mormons. Members of the LDS Church are Christians in the purest sense, and many live in the Treasure Valley. Attempts should be made to fairly represent Mormons and all other groups when publishing commentary.
One of the Articles of Faith Mormons try to follow is: “We believe in being subject to Kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.” The conflicts today are real for Mormons, but hardly that different from other Christians who both believe in the Bible and also desire to be good citizens.
Tyler J. Smith, Meridian