Today in Mormon History - Feb 23

Today in Mormon History ...

[Same Sex Marriage] The Hawaii Public Affairs Council issues a news release under LDS Church letterhead. In it church spokesperson Ms. Napua Baker announced that the Church had decided to petition the court to be admitted as "codefendants" with the state in the Baehr v. Lewin case in order to "protect freedom of religion to solemnize marriages between a man and a woman under Hawaiian law." LDS Regional Representative Donald Hallstrom reinforced the importance of this move by the church, saying "There are times when certain moral issues become so compelling that the churches have a duty to make their feelings known." (1)
-- 15 years ago - Feb 23, 1995

[Foster, Robert D] Member of Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association 23 February 1841. Appointed county magistrate for Hancock County, Illinois. Appointed surgeon-in-chief and brevet brigadier-general of Nauvoo Legion. Purchased land for speculation in Nauvoo. (2)
-- Feb 23, 1841

[Book of Mormon Translation] New York City, M Harris visits with Dr. Samuel Mitchill. (3)
-- about Saturday, Feb 23, 1828

1 - Crapo, Richley, Chronology Of Mormon / LDS Involvement In Same-Sex Marriage Politics
2 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
3 - Watson, Elden, Approximate Book of Mormon Translation Timeline,

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