Relationships per family groups
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Rose Ellen Jenkins said: I am saddened with the new 'policy' to indicate Gay relationships. This gives a negative statement per our doctrine. I understand it is to cover children involved; however, this is a case that should be handled under "special conditions" whereby help is sought for and given in private communications. This public statement makes Family Search sound like it is caving to the world. It is NOT good. Some of us know the doctrine, but many, many use Family Search who do not know the doctrine but they do know what Gay means. Let's stay with the standard mother, father, male, female family group as far as public viewing is concerned. Please. Thank you for your consideration.
FamilySearch Moderator said: Please refer to this statement :
Rose Ellen Jenkins said: I had already read this. Sad, sad, sad, sad. It could have been handled via Special Problems in private communication. I repeat.......the statement when read by non-members makes a statement that is not worthy of us.0
David Newton said: "This public statement makes Family Search sound like it is caving to the world."
"2. Is this a change in Church doctrine?
No. FamilySearch seeks to digitally preserve and provide access to genealogical and historical records, and this is part of its efforts to accurately document the human family. The Church solemnizes or seals marriages only between people of the opposite sex."
Don't quite see how one quote is consistent with the other there.0
Louella Lapp said: I completely agree with you Rose Ellen, however I am pleased to learn that the Church L.D.S.has not caved in to the political correctoids.0
A van Helsdingen said: I speak as a non-Latter Day Saint.
Family trees need to be accurate. Recording facts does not imply approval of them. Many things have occurred in our families that are immoral or controversial - children born out of wedlock, same-gender marriages, mothers and children abandoned by fathers, forced marriages, suicide, fraud in relation to probate and inheritance etc etc.
My understanding of FamilySearch's announcement was that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints remains committed to its opposition to same-gender marriage, and that the changes in FSFT will not affect ordinances and other religious practices of the church.0