Moral Agency
When the Missouri Saints were suffering persecution, defamation of character, misunderstanding and having laws enacted against them (just as is being done to Gays and Lesbians today), the Lord spoke to Joseph Smith:
  “…the laws and constitution of the people which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles; That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment….
And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood” Doctrine and Covenants 101:77-78, 80.

When the Lord said that those rights and protections should be “maintained”,}} how do you feel about Latter-day Saints trying to change, the divinely inspired Constitution and take away those rights and protections {{from your Gay and Lesbian brothers and sisters

Do you believe that the Lord’s terms “every man” and “all flesh” include God’s Gay and Lesbian children?

Since the agency God gave us includes “moral agency”, why do many Latter-day Saints use “morality” as justification to destroy the moral agency which God has given all His children?


Isn’t it fundamentally immoral to destroy God’s gift of moral agency?



Who decides what is right and wrong in given circumstances: Where does the responsibility for the making of moral judgments rest? With mature individuals, of course, it rests with each individual. President James E. Faust, Ensign, con. report, Nov. 1997, 53-54.