Mormon leader speaks out against Kim Davis, urges balance in religious freedom disputes – The Washington Post

This womans predicament reminds me of that chapter in the Bible where a woman was caught in the very act of adultery (note the man was no where to be found that was with her) and was brought before Jesus with the people telling him that she was caught and that she should be stoned according to the Law of Moses. Jesus wrote in the sand and kept writing in the sand and then stood up and said “He which is without sin among you cast the first stone”.  Every man walked away in shame….as should this man.  Whom is he or anyone else to judge that woman, irregardless of her past, he and no one else has the right to stand up in judgement against her is how I feel.

The Mormon Church has been among the most vocal in expressing worry that the expanded rights of LGBT people — among other liberalizing changes in the United States — are trumping those of religious Americans who may disagree with gay equality. On Tuesday, the church offered its first high-level comments on perhaps the most contentious case in that realm, saying through a top leader that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis erred and that more balance, tolerance and civility are needed when it comes to protecting religious freedom.Dallin Oaks, a member of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, laid out what should be seen as the church’s official view in a lecture Tuesday to the Sacramento Court-Clergy Conference, an event sponsored by Sacramento area judges and the Sacramento Superior Court. Oaks was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, a prosecutor in Illinois and a Utah state Supreme Court justice.[Here is a link to Oaks’ lecture]

Source: Mormon leader speaks out against Kim Davis, urges balance in religious freedom disputes – The Washington Post