Withdrawal of Membership

General Handbook

Baptism Hurdle Removed for Some Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals

December 22, 2021 |

Previously, these individuals would need to be interviewed by a mission president before being cleared for baptism. With the new handbook, missionaries can conduct the baptismal interview as they would for any other person seeking baptism into the Church, removing a hurdle for those with past same-sex sexual relationships.