Rejected Gay Mormon Dads Face Painful Decision About Baptism Policy


Lorena O’Neil | Huffington Post | December 3, 2015

(RNS) Paul Sautter-Walker knows what it’s like to turn away from the same. He has walked that path before.

Two decades ago he left because he felt the church rejected him when he came out as gay. Now, at 37, with a husband and four children, he wonders if his return to the church of his youth was ill-fated to begin with.

The church’s recent policy regarding same-sex marriage greatly impacts the Sautter-Walker family. The policy states that any Mormon in a same-sex marriage is considered to be in apostasy, and any children who live primarily in a home with same-sex parents are not eligible for baptism.

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