Policy change on same-sex couples prompts party for mass-resignations from LDS Church

Posted at 10:07 PM, Nov 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-08 00:07:53-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A number of people turned out Saturday night for what they called a mass resignation party from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the event comes in the wake of a policy change from the LDS Church that means children of same-sex couples cannot be members of the faith while living with their parents.

Saturday’s mass-resignation party was held at Beer Bar in Salt Lake City, and event organizers said they wanted to help people with the process of resigning their membership with the LDS Church.

“I think it's the only leverage we really have that they would care, is their numbers, so we're just showing that not everyone supports it,” Leah Leavitt said. “I know a lot of members are conflicted about it, and I don't think that's right.”

Leavitt went on to say most people she talked to at the event had been wanting to resign for a while, and the new policy drove them to officially take that step.

Friday, the LDS Church responded to the discussion over the policy change, click here for details.