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THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST 

AND HOMOSEXUALITY

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THE COMMUNITY OF CHRIST WAS FORMERLY CALLED THE REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS)

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The original Mormon church was organized by Joseph Smith on 1830-APR-6. After his assassination by a mob in 1844, the church split into two groups. One went to Utah, and retained the original church name. The other stayed behind, and added the word "Reorganized" to their name. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the RLDS was the original church group. They changed their name to the Community of Christ in 2001-APR.

The CofC church rejects certain beliefs and practices of the Salt Lake City based LDS church, including marriage sealing for eternity. They allow both men and women into the priesthood; their services are open to the public. They have about 250,000 members.

While the larger Mormon body has gradually become more homophobic, the CofC has become less so. They recently added homosexual orientation to their anti-discrimination policy. Gays and lesbians are welcome as members, whether celibate or not. There are certain restrictions governing homosexuals holding various offices in the priesthood, but these policies are currently under review.

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