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LDS Church Forbids Lethal Weapons At Church In New Policy Change

"Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world," the new handbook reads. Before the ban, weapons were considered "inappropriate."

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has prohibited nearly all parishioners from carrying lethal weapons on church property.

Prior to the shift in policy, having a weapon on

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