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Us for information on where to post mail the
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To our Latter-day Saint friends and families, this petition is NOT about allowing non-members or those who do
not hold a temple recommend into an LDS temple. It's about giving LDS
couples throughout the world the choice to hold a civil ceremony first
(if the couple desires it) prior to temple sealing without the
mandatory one year waiting period.
We respectfully add our signatures to the
following petition, in good faith that the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints wishes to promote love and happiness within the
Our petition is this: that the leadership of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make changes to this
divisive policy, making it acceptable and proper to have a civil
marriage ceremony first, if desired, and then giving the couple the
necessary time to attend the temple for the sealing ordinance as they
do in those countries whose laws require it.
We are saddened that parents, grandparents and
other loved ones and friends may be excluded from LDS marriage
ceremonies by Church policy.
We understand that it is not a doctrinal issue
that requires couples to be married inside the LDS temple, where
non-Church members are prevented from attending.
The fact that in many other countries couples are
required by the law to be married civilly first and then have their
union sealed in the temple, indicates that doctrinally it can be
practiced this way.
We understand that currently, couples who choose
to have a civil ceremony in order to have their loved ones present are
penalized by the church by having to wait a full year to be able to
have their marriage union sealed in the temple. If this is not a
doctrinal issue, the one year wait appears to be a punishment for
exercising their agency to choose to keep peace, love and harmony
within their family.
Please Download the petition and then Contact Us for information on where to post mail the hard signed copy. This information will appear after you have filled in the required fields and clicked submit from the contact page.
Some of the names of people who have signed the Temple Wedding Petition
John Allington Deborah Andersen Julie Arnold Susan Baltzer Stacey
Bodie Mark Bramwell Mary Danzig Shauna Jefferson-Dotter Harold
Eaton Katherine Greatorex Matt Hamilton Jeff Herr Rodney Holland Joel Huber Tauna Ireland Jeanne Jusevic Nathan Kennard David
Kelly Jennifer LaRose Dennis
Lavery Pauline Mackie Sam Mikel Richard Packham Clayton Painter Frank
Roberts Carla Schmidt Deborah Smith Bruce Spackman Arthur Vanick Brad VanRoosendaal Ruth Ann Wardle
Christian Anderson Mary Arnquist Brett Coffman Michele Cryer Janet Dennis Colleen Down Vickie Duncan Vickie Eastman Barbara Ezrre Billy Forbes Linda Gaede Michael Golden Kevin Graham Lynne Harter Richard Holt Michelle James Carole Kenny John Larsen Lester Leavitt Erin McBride Laura Phillips Truth Renaissance Matt Richards Janice Robertson Desire Shannon Daniel Shirley Sharon Stemler Harry Turner Kathy Turner Wouter van Beek David van der Leek Nadine You
Lu Anderson Jolene Arnoff Rachel Ballestrin Gary Budnyk Michael Carpenter Kristy Colley Sandra Crain-Anderson Craig Criddle Christine Dabb Cathy Dahl Susan Emmett LouJean Fobert Marvin Frandsen Joyce Friesen Barbara Hanks Ryan Hurst Kim Johnson Michael K. Mark Larsen Shelley McArthur Malcom Mclean Heidi Newbold Dianne Ormond Shawn Ormond Jaclyn Orr Glenn Parker Jeanine Parker Mikayla Pratt Cheri Richardson Ian Roberts Theresa Sumrall Ken Taylor Mary Taylor