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Devout LDS to march in gay pride parade
ABC4 (Salt Lake City) ^ | May 30 2012 | Noah Bond

Posted on 05/31/2012 8:01:47 AM PDT by kevcol

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Devout Latter-day Saints are dressing up in their Sunday best clothing to march in a gay pride parade this Sunday.

The Latter-day Saints will carry their scriptures and hold up quotes from church leaders about messages of love and acceptance.
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She says gay pride festival organizers welcomed her with open arms when she request to march. She expects about 100 people to march in her group.

"What we're trying to do is say we welcome you. We want you to be part of our congregation. We want you to feel safe in our pews," Munson said.

She is also sending a clear message to other Latter-day Saints. "We want people in wards all over the world to see us and say these folks are just like me," said Munson.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc4.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: gaymafia; homosexualagenda; lds; mormons; polygamy
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Well...this is a fine way to assure skeptical Conservatives that Mitt's religion shares their values.
1 posted on 05/31/2012 8:01:51 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Do you think there are no protestants in the parade?


2 posted on 05/31/2012 8:04:34 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: kevcol

Solidarity.

I guess them Mormons feel that if gays can get the right to marry, then they are next in line to mary 3-4 women. Legally.

I think I’ll get me some purty lil’ sheep. And join the parade.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 8:05:01 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kevcol

This is REALLY weird. Religions are getting to mean nothing after they find ways for the front office to make money.

OK, what does the Constitution say about homosexuals and why is the Federal Government involved?


4 posted on 05/31/2012 8:07:03 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: kevcol

The LDS church is migrating in the direction of the theologically and politically liberal denominations. Episcopalians in funny underwear.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 8:07:34 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Williams
You miss the point. They are marching in the parade specifically as LDS reps (not marchers who happen to be LDS) in their finest church clothes. They are marching at the front of the parade. The homos are ecstatic about this!
6 posted on 05/31/2012 8:08:34 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Mormons on “Sister Wives” fully support homosexual marriage.


7 posted on 05/31/2012 8:10:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: kevcol

1. It is a small group that “hopes” to have 100 march with them. I can find you a 100 or 1000 of any religion that will do the same thing.

2. The gays are NOT ecstatic. Look up this group and read comments. While some gays are saying it’s a good thing, many are offended even by this group’s statement that they want to approach gays with “understanding”. The whole gay movement has become an alternate universe.


8 posted on 05/31/2012 8:12:46 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

The article is not about Christians...

These are Mormons marching in a gay parade..


9 posted on 05/31/2012 8:13:00 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

We want you to feel safe in our pews,”

PU!


10 posted on 05/31/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile, never dies.'')
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To: Williams
"Do you think there are no protestants in the parade?"

No I don't. I don't think are any true Christians of ANY denomination in this parade. By definition.

11 posted on 05/31/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Tennessee Nana

It astounds me that a small group of Mormons want to march in this parade, so people here now think the entire mormon religion is pro gay? It’s not even clear this group is pro gay. Gay comments on line are all about this group “patronizing” them, and about how evil mormonism is.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 8:17:29 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: kevcol

Well, with such fruit cakes as Hairy Read and Orrin (Booby) Hatch, what would one expect? No Catholics marching in this parade of sodomists, right?

I’m afraid that the LDS is an entirely new religion that differs by large leaps from Christianity.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 8:18:06 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Williams
I don't think you will find other religion doing this:

Mormons Prepare to March in LGBT Pride Parades Nationwide

This year, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—including active and observant Mormons—will march in at least seven LGBT Pride parades across the country.

From Seattle, Washington, to Washington D.C., New York, Portland, Boise, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, members of three different Mormon contingents—Mormons Building Bridges, Mormons for Marriage Equality, and Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons—will walk during the month of June.

14 posted on 05/31/2012 8:18:46 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: CatherineofAragon
Sister Wives ae Hot!
 
 
 
"I'd hit it."
"I'd hit it."
~Nope~
"I'd hit it."
"I'd hit it."


15 posted on 05/31/2012 8:21:54 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kevcol

I smell a smear. Is it possible that Dems went out, found a hundred or so ex-Mormons, and are paying them to march in the parade, to heavy media coverage? The state run media will use it as a tool to paint Romney as old fashioned and intolerant. They will ask him, “ Your fellow Mormons are marching for equality. Do you support them? Why are Mormons so hateful and intolerant? Your great great great grandfather Hezekiah Romney had 6 wives. How can you deny your fellow Mormons the same right?”


16 posted on 05/31/2012 8:24:03 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Williams

The Latter-day Saints will carry their scriptures and hold up quotes from church leaders about messages of love and acceptance.
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In other words the Mormon prophet is behind this ...


17 posted on 05/31/2012 8:25:19 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: kevcol

Mormons played a prominent role in getting Proposition 8 passed in California, and they are in Maryland gathering signatures for a vote to overturn the gay marriage law there.

You are going to get some people from an anti-gay marriage religion like mormonism pulling stunts like marching in gay parades, because some of thenm are gay, they have gay family members, etc. and gee, some are democrats like Harry Reed. There are also articles about former mormon pastors who have come out as gay.


19 posted on 05/31/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: greyfoxx39; colorcountry; Colofornian; ejonesie22; Elsie; Godzilla; MHGinTN; narses; reaganaut; ...
Ping.
20 posted on 05/31/2012 8:28:19 AM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: Freestate316

found a hundred or so ex-Mormons, and are paying them to march in the parade,
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I doubt it...

Exmos have escaped from the evils of Mormonism...

They dont want anything to do with TSSC “the so called church” or the “scriptures” from the book of mormon that had them bound for so long...

The article is about current Mormons...

They are planning to carry their book of Mormon sayings and greetings from their leader...


21 posted on 05/31/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: kevcol

Is this generally promoted by the LDS church, or is this some “devout” Mormon making public statements and taking positions on their own, without true authority to represent the position of the church?

I would be very surprised and disappointed if this represents official church policy, or even if it represents policy the church will wink and nod at, or ignore with implicit approval.

Does anybody know if there has been a statement from the office of the LDS president, or something similar, about this?


22 posted on 05/31/2012 8:31:31 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: kevcol

Not surprising.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 8:32:41 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Freestate316

From further reading, the Mormon church recently supported a law barring discrimination in housing and employment against gays. They say this does not alter their stance on traditional marriage.

Seems they are trying to soften their image in areas where they don’t believe gays should be discriminated against, in part because they experienced a backlash after they led the fight against gay marriage.

So it’s a mixed bag at best.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 8:32:56 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Will the LDS church then kick out these homo-agenda-enabling, “active and observant Mormons”?


25 posted on 05/31/2012 8:33:52 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: CatherineofAragon

OMgoodness.
You watch that show, both of my daughters are hooked.
They think its funny that the guy is totally whipped with no spine and thinks he is in control.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 8:35:49 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Williams

Probably, but they aren’t marching in an organized group.


27 posted on 05/31/2012 8:37:26 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Williams

There are also articles about former mormon pastors
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There is no such thing as a Mormon pastor


28 posted on 05/31/2012 8:38:11 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Williams

If these “active and observant Mormons” are not kicked out of the LDS church for their very prominent participation in this parade, it would seem to indicate that while the LDS church is supporting certain Conservative causes, it would rather retain/increase numbers than boot segments of its membership for participating in events and causes which are in direct conflict with Conservative causes.


29 posted on 05/31/2012 8:40:11 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Williams

There is no such thing as a mormon pastor.
mormonism in and of itself is not anti-homosexual, just as it is not pro-life.


30 posted on 05/31/2012 8:40:56 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL


31 posted on 05/31/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: svcw

Two of my friends and I watch, so we can go, “OMG, did you see THAT” together, LOL. It’s like a train wreck.

It’s amazing to see the husband’s ego inflate a little more with every episode.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 8:42:52 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Freestate316

The state run media will use it as a tool to paint Romney as old fashioned and intolerant.
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Willard ??? Old fashioned ???

Hardly...

Oh theres no fear of that happening...

and as far as I know Willard is only intolerant of Christianity...

He has no cause for alarm...

The media knows he supports gay marriage and gay adoption...

His progressive creds are safe...


33 posted on 05/31/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Don’t know my mormon terminology and don’t really care what they call their “priests”. Deacons?

I’m not defending their marching in a gay parade. I do know the mormons have been a huge asset in opposing gay marriage laws. They claim they are supporting certain gay “rights” but still support only traditional marriage.

This stuff is going to happen. You have gays and gay family members in every religion and they are going to break ranks. It’s the Dick Cheney effect.


34 posted on 05/31/2012 8:43:33 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Zakeet
Devout LDS to march in gay pride parade.

Self cancelling phrase.

35 posted on 05/31/2012 8:43:59 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Romney does not support gay marriage. And the media sure won’t depict him as supporting it because they want to show he is “intolerant”.


36 posted on 05/31/2012 8:47:10 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: kevcol

I have two cousins that are homosexual, one was asked to leave by her bishop until she “changed”, the other is a temple momron been living with his “friend” now for ten years, also a mormon.
My college room mate was mormon, got married in the temple (the whole deal).
She found her husband in bed with another man. The marriage was annulled by a court, she is still sealed for eternity to the thug. She was asked to leave because she divorced him. He remarried within the year in another temple ceremony.
So to answer your question - no they wont, not always.


37 posted on 05/31/2012 8:49:32 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: kevcol

“We want you to feel safe in our pews.”

... Interesting. What they don’t say is that after being a gay Mormon in THIS life you will be cured in the NEXT life and be straight.

“However, the perfect plan of our Father in Heaven makes provision for individuals who seek to keep His commandments but who, through no fault of their own, do not have an eternal marriage in mortal life. As we follow Heavenly Father’s plan, our bodies, feelings, and desires will be perfected in the next life so that every one of God’s children may find joy in a family consisting of a husband, a wife, and children.”

- http://oaklandmormontemple.com/270/gay-mormons


38 posted on 05/31/2012 8:50:12 AM PDT by polkajello
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39 posted on 05/31/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Williams; Tennessee Nana
Romney does not support gay marriage

He claims he doesn't, but how can you support the "right" for homosexual couples to adopt children yet be oppossed to that same couple getting married. The former is much worse than the latter.
40 posted on 05/31/2012 8:51:23 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: GilesB; All
Is this generally promoted by the LDS church, or is this some “devout” Mormon making public statements and taking positions on their own, without true authority to represent the position of the church? I would be very surprised and disappointed if this represents official church policy, or even if it represents policy the church will wink and nod at, or ignore with implicit approval. Does anybody know if there has been a statement from the office of the LDS president, or something similar, about this?

They have been quite emboldened ever since the Lds church sanctioned homosexual rights a few yrs ago in SLC.

See links here:
Mormon church supports Salt Lake City's protections for gay rights and Mormons Back Salt Lake City Gay Rights Laws

I believe the Lds church thought it was taking too much flak from Prop 8 & decided to take baby steps the other way to save its "PR" rep.

41 posted on 05/31/2012 8:51:29 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god f rom Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: Williams

still support only traditional marriage.
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When have they dont that ???

Prop 8 in CA was just busy work...

They got into that after Romney dropped out in Feb 2008

Before that they could not have cared less...

Are they converging on any state this time and taking over like they did in CA

No because Willard grabbed himself the nomination...

In 2008 they refused to help the non-Mormon McCain win in Nov...

They spent their time and money elsewhere so that they didnt have to be exposed as not helping the GOP win......

It was just a blind ...

Did you really believe that the Mormons were doing it for some reason other than spite ???


42 posted on 05/31/2012 8:52:19 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Williams
Romney does not support gay marriage.

Today maybe, but what about yesterday and then there is always tomorrow.

43 posted on 05/31/2012 8:54:14 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: kevcol

How can you support gay adoption but not gay marriage? Easy. Politicians are idiots and cowards.

I have a generally positive view of Romney, but most politicians don’t dare say gays can’t be good parents. They aren’t going to cart kids out of gay homes.

Newt deserves credit, he opposed gay adoption.

My own feeling is courts allowed gay adoption without really studying what is in the best interests of a child. I’m sure all the liberal psychiatrist groups lined up to say it’s great. I cannot abide such an attitude toward the welfare of children.

However, I do believe Romney opposes gay marriage. This is the world we live in.


44 posted on 05/31/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: kevcol; Elsie; Tennessee Nana; svcw; Colofornian

I realize that blacks could not hold positions of authority or the hold the “priesthood” of Mormonism up to 1978; can homosexuals hold this priesthood now?


45 posted on 05/31/2012 8:59:49 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Zakeet

This smells of democrat political operatives ...


46 posted on 05/31/2012 9:00:30 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Williams

Lets put it this way...

Willard says that gays have “loving relationships..” and so they should adopt..


47 posted on 05/31/2012 9:01:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Williams

Lets put it this way...

Willard says that gays have “loving relationships..” and so they should adopt..


48 posted on 05/31/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Some things people post are pretty funny.

That Mormons got Prop 8 passed to outlaw gay marriage in California because it was “busy work”? Come on, that is a knee slapper.

Next, you asked are they leading such an effort anywhere else. Yes, in Maryland, right now.

It amazes me to see some people still resent Romney or Mormons when they agree with you on an issue. Some people can’t take “yes” for an answer.


49 posted on 05/31/2012 9:01:48 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: freedomlover

I do not know, wouldn’t surprise me me if they didn’t.


50 posted on 05/31/2012 9:03:12 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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