Re "New Mormon church website has softer tone on gays" (Tribune, Dec. 6):
The Bible tells how certain Pharisees believed "that it was needful to circumcise" the adult male gentile converts in order for them to "keep the law."
The apostles disputed the matter until head apostle Peter said: "Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice … that the Gentiles … should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God... [gave] them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us. … Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke" of circumcision "upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?" (Acts 15:5-10)