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04/18/2013 09:29 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Mormon Church's Gay Marriage Stance Debated On 'The Rubin Report'

In the latest installment of "The Rubin Report," Dave Rubin tackles the Mormon church's shifting stance on same-sex marriage with fellow comedian Erin Foley and FifteenMinutes.com founder Howard Bragman.

Collectively, the trio debated whether or not the Mormon shift on marriage equality was, at its heart, a re-interpretation of the church's core beliefs or simply politically motivated.

"Unlike the Republican party, the Mormons see the writing on the wall," Bragman observed. "They know where society's going ... If they're a little less judgmental, that's a good thing."

Foley added, "It's been so hard to cross a bridge of being gay and being religious ... for me, it's been very difficult, you feel you have to pick. Since it was so polarizing before...if there can be some sort of middle ground, I think that's a huge positive step."

In December, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was praised after launching a new campaign encouraging its members to be more compassionate toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

To watch more of "The Rubin Report," click here.

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