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Old 06-04-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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More than 300 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint marched in the Utah Gay Pride Parade in Salt Lake City on Sunday in a show of support for the LGBT community.

read more here Over 300 Mormons March in Utah Gay Pride Parade | Advocate.com

They wanted to send the message that love for the LGBT community is compatible with their faith.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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More than 300 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint marched in the Utah Gay Pride Parade in Salt Lake City on Sunday in a show of support for the LGBT community.

read more here Over 300 Mormons March in Utah Gay Pride Parade | Advocate.com

They wanted to send the message that love for the LGBT community is compatible with their faith.
This is a group of straight LDS members say they are accepting of human rights for gays. They call themselves "Mormons Building Bridges", and "Mormons for Marriage Equality".

My question is, how "accepted" are these Mormons by their fellow Mormons
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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This is a group of straight LDS members say they are accepting of human rights for gays. They call themselves "Mormons Building Bridges", and "Mormons for Marriage Equality".

My question is, how "accepted" are these Mormons by their fellow Mormons
It is cool if it reality or is it just a ploy to gain independent votes for Romney due to the President stance for equality.

It ironic because the LDS church was big in supporting Prop 8 in California. Did they have a change of heart.
Mormon Church steps into the Prop. 8 battle - latimes.com
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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It is cool if it reality or is it just a ploy to gain independent votes for Romney due to the President stance for equality.

It ironic because the LDS church was big in supporting Prop 8 in California. Did they have a change of heart.
Mormon Church steps into the Prop. 8 battle - latimes.com
300 out of how many of Mormons? Also I think you might have forgot the words "mostly former".

There were more people at my daughters 8th grade graduation from Catholic School.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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300 out of how many of Mormons? Also I think you might have forgot the words "mostly former".

There were more people at my daughters 8th grade graduation from Catholic School.
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More than 300 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint marched in the Utah Gay Pride Parade in Salt Lake City on Sunday in a show of support for the LGBT community.
Did you read the story? I didn't see "mostly former" anywhere.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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Did you read the story? I didn't see "mostly former" anywhere.


I didn't say it did.

Put your thinking cap on.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Harry Reid! that's the answer whenever the word "Mormon" is ever mentioned on CD.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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It is cool if it reality or is it just a ploy to gain independent votes for Romney due to the President stance for equality.
Good grief. Most of these people probably aren't going to be voting for Romney themselves.

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It ironic because the LDS church was big in supporting Prop 8 in California. Did they have a change of heart.
Mormon Church steps into the Prop. 8 battle - latimes.com
You seem to be missing the point entirely. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints takes the position that homosexual behavior is sinful and that marriage should be between a man and a woman only. The 300 individuals who marched in the gay parade are practicing Mormons who disagree with their Church's stance on the issue of same-sex marriage. "The Church" has not had "a change of heart" but "the Church" is comprised of individual human beings, each of whom has a God-given right to follow his or her own conscience. Had I known about this group prior to the parade, I'd have marched with them. I am LDS, straight, and a left-leaning independent who plans to vote for Obama. I'd be willing to guess that most of the 300 people who did march, would describe themselves pretty much as I do. Some of us are actually able to recognize that even if we don't necessarily approve of someone's lifestyle, we do believe that all law-abiding American citizens should have the same rights under the laws of the land.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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300 out of how many of Mormons? Also I think you might have forgot the words "mostly former".
Why do you say "mostly former" when that's not the case? They were mostly "practicing Mormons."
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Over 300 Mormons March in Utah Gay Pride Parade





Wow! Three hundred gay Mormons. Who knew?
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