- A recent change in Mormon policy prohibits children of LGBTQ parents from participating in church ordinances
- Benjamin Hertzberg: The policy contradicts basic Christian principles and teachings
Benjamin R. Hertzberg, Ph.D., is visiting professor of political science at Emory University. He taught political theory and philosophy at the LDS Church's Brigham Young University during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years and serves as Second Counselor in the Bishopric of Atlanta area ward in Georgia. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Sometimes in the history of a religion there are moments of decision — events that set the course of the group for generations. Today, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are living through such a moment.