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Elder Christofferson Uses Family as Example of Harmony Between Church, Gays

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Reported by Rod Decker and Doug G. Ware of KUTV:

A high-ranking member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said he would like to see additional legal steps taken to protect religious freedom, and stamp out discrimination against gays — whose history with the church has been complex one.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles, spoke publicly on the matter last week — noting that his own family is a great example of how a harmony can be struck between members of his faith and the gay community.

“From my own experience, I see that understanding is possible,” he said. “I think the same principle that applies in society applies in families, as well.”

Christofferson’s brother, Tom, who is gay, had previously been a member of the LDS church. But he asked to be excommunicated — and ultimately found a relationship with his partner, Dr. Clarke Latimer.

Whatever differences between church members and gays existed in the past, or remain in the present, the Christofferson family said it stands united.

Watch the video segment and read the fully story here. 

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