This week the church reversed a three-year old policy classifying people in same-sex marriages as ‘apostates’
As a mother and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kathy Dunford will never forget November 2015. Her son Jacob had recently returned from a mission for the Mormon church when she found him in her room, sobbing.
Jacob had just heard about a new church policy classifying people in same-sex marriages as “apostates”, subject to excommunication. It also barred the children of such marriages from blessings or baptism.