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See also: Christianity and homosexuality, Homosexual behavior and Judaism, The Bible and homosexuality, Homosexuality in the Hebrew Bible, Homosexuality in the New Testament, Leviticus 18, and Abomination (Bible) However, sexual immorality (coupled with forsaking a ministry) was described in the Book of Mormon as the "most abominable above all sins save it be the shedding of innocent blood or denying the Holy Ghost." Historian D.
Michael Quinn has suggested that early church leaders had a more tolerant view of homosexuality, but leaders like apostle Gordon B.
The Mormon Church in its official church magazine, "The Ensign", uses a story of a struggling single mother of 6 as an example of paying tithing.
The mother would rather have her children homeless and hungry than to neglect paying tithing. Mormon583 April 2017 The Mormon Church Growth rate is at a new low level.
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