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Todd Christofferson, called. It was November and just 24 hours earlier, word had leaked that leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were introducing a new policy that Mormons in same-sex marriages were considered apostates. The policy also included a provision that children of gay couples could not be baptized until they turned You have never distanced yourself from me and I have no intention of putting any distance between us either.
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Updated: July 21, pm. Tom Christofferson, gay brother of Elder D. Elder D. Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.
Mormon apostle’s gay brother shares his religious journey, preaches love for his former partner, faith and family
So Christofferson asked for excommunication from the LDS Church and lived as a gay man, including finding a permanent partner. His family, which includes a brother, LDS apostle D. Todd Christofferson, continued to love him without reservation , Tom Christofferson said last month in a speech in Arizona. As they expressed it, while none of us is perfect as individuals, we can be perfect in our unconditional love for each other. About seven years ago, Christofferson found himself yearning to reconnect with his Mormon community.
It was Nov. Tom, a self-described "happy gay Mormon," sent a text to his brother, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The apostle confirmed the news. Tom Christofferson was stunned.