The lds church rolled back its 2015 policy that restricted baptizing children of gay couples and was criticized as penalizing kids. The law of chastity of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints (lds church) states that sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife. In principle, this commandment forbids all same-sex sexual behavior (whether intra-marriage or extramarital). Homosexuality-related violations of the law of chastity may result in church discipline. Children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender may now be blessed as infants and baptized in the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints without first presidency approval, president dallin h. In addition, the church will no longer characterize same-gender marriage by a church member as apostasy for. The church of jesus christ of latter-day saints reversed a policy thursday and will now allow children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents to be blessed as infants and baptized as. Todd christofferson of the quorum of the twelve apostles reaffirmed the churchs position on marriage and outlined handbook changes in church policy affecting same-sex couples and their children. children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may now be blessed as infants and baptized. Gay couples no longer apostates in mormon faith - across america, us - the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints has also lifted a ban on baptisms for children of gay parents. On thursday, the lds church announced it had moved at light speed (four years in their case) and reversed a 2015 policy that said children living with their gay parents could not be baptized until. lds church leaders cut mic when young girl talks about being gay suchislifevideos.