We strive to:
- Create places online and “in real life” where Mormons or individuals with some affiliation to Mormonism can provide mutual support, share stories, and organize activities and initiatives.
- Provide information resources for navigating a relationship with fellow Church members and local and general leaders as both an active Latter-day Saint and a marriage equality supporter.
- Sponsor advocacy activities under the MFE banner and brand.
- Establish relationships of cooperation with likeminded faith-based and equality-focused organizations.
- Observe and document local and general LDS political activities related to specific LGBTQ equality initiatives.
- Work to ensure that all activities supported or sponsored by our organization adhere to our Shared Values (see below).
- Support these efforts initially at both the state and national levels within the US.
Our Shared Values:
- We affirm an individual’s right to marry the consenting adult partner of their choice regardless of gender or orientation.
- We recognize that there are many voices in the marriage equality debate, and we affirm the rights of all individuals and institutions to exercise their freedom of speech, religion, and assembly. We recognize that our stated position on marriage equality differs from the current public position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We appreciate statements of Church leaders about supporters of marriage equality: “We love them and bear them no ill will.” Likewise, Mormons for Equality bears no ill will toward the LDS Church nor its members whose opinions differ from ours. While we stand for marriage equality, we do not stand against any church or person.
- We believe that sharing the stories of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters is an important step in fostering understanding, love and respect.
- We believe in civil dialogue and will not engage in rancorous debate, unlawful civil disobedience, or any activity that seeks to exert influence through shame or divisiveness.
- We seek to build an inclusive group where all who share these values may participate, regardless of current or historic religious affiliation.