That decision resulted in loud protests by some members, including more than a thousand who claimed that they resigned their membership following that decision because they felt children were pawns in the Church’s stance against homosexuality.
Reversing that policy, Dallin H. Oaks, the first counselor in the Church’s top leadership called the First Presidency, explained on an LDS Church website on April 4, 2019, that, “effective immediately, children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may be baptized without First Presidency approval if the custodial parents give permission for the baptism and understand both the doctrine that a baptized child will be taught and the covenants he or she will be expected to make.” In addition, “babies of non-member parents or parents (including LGBTQ parents) can request their baby” to receive an official blessing.
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