New York Times Responds To Backlash From Mormons Over Late Leader’s Obit

Source: Huffington Post

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Thomas Monson, the late president of the Mormon church, died at the age of 90 on Jan. 2.

More than 160,000 people have signed a petition urging The New York Times to rewrite its obituary for Mormon leader Thomas Monson, who died last week.

Monson, who was 90, had served as the 16th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2008. As president, he was considered by Mormons to be a prophet who received divine revelations.

But he also presided over the church during a number of controversial debates surrounding LGBTQ acceptance in the church and women’s roles and leadership ― issues heavily discussed in an obituary for Monson that was published on Jan. 3 in the Times.

“Facing vociferous demands to recognize same-sex marriage, and weathering demonstrations at church headquarters by Mormon women pleading for the right to be ordained as priests, Mr. Monson did not bend,” the obit reads. “Teachings holding homosexuality to be immoral, bans on sexual intercourse outside male-female marriages, and an all-male priesthood would remain unaltered.”

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  1. Mormon’s faith is still ultra conservative ( extremist ) like wahhabi / extremist Shiah and less violence.
    Whereas God has warned people that there is no compulsion in God’s religion:

    ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF LIBERTY, AND FREEDOM.
    Freedom of religion, Speech and expression.
    Deuteronomy 30; 1,15.Today I am giving you a choice between good and evil, or between a blessing and a curse, between live and death. .You were born with the freedom of choice.

    This Golden wisdom is found also in Islam or Holy Al Quran.

    And say, “The truth is from your Lord. Now, whoever so wills may believe and whoever so wills may deny.” QS 18;29.

    And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will you (O Muhammad SAW) then compel mankind, until they become believers. QS 10;99.

    QS 90:10.And showed him the two ways? One is God’s way, and second is Evil’s way. People free to choose his religion.

    QS 2:256.There is no compulsion in Faith. The correct way has become distinct from the erroneous. Now, whoever rejects the Taghut (the Rebel, the Satan) and believes in Allah has a firm grasp on the strongest ring that never breaks. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

    So the extremist Clerics and Mormon’s priest REJECT these verses. They deceive his followers who never learn Bible and Al Quran.
    I urge young Muslim to seek the truth by investigating all religions.

    All our ❤️
    Progressive Muslim

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