Things Are Getting Better: Mormon Group Marches In SALT LAKE CITY Gay Pride Parade

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 04, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/mormon-group-shows-support-salt-lake-city-gay-010430276.html
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    Jun 04, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    It's nice to see members of one of the most prominent anti-gay organizations finally take a stand. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 04, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    they're wearing their magic panties, so they don't have to fear reprisal.
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    Jun 04, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing that. It's warming to know that there are members making their voices heard, supporting their GLBT family, friends and neighbors.
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    Jun 04, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    I was there for it. It was pretty cool to see. They were one of the biggest, if not the biggest float in the parade. They were at the very beginning, which costs more money, and I'm pretty sure that the LDS church didn't foot the bill. Many of them are ex-mormons, or "inactive" mormons, and a lot of them are gay.
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    Jun 04, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    Thats cuz mormons are mad nice people. I though South Park was over exaggerating until I actually met one in college I was like oh shit.
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    Jun 04, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    I read that last night and was pleasantly surprised.
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    Jun 04, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    Someone needs to make musicals about all the other groups that are traditionally anti-gay (a la Book of Mormon) and we'll finally put an end to anti-gay hate
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    Jun 04, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt's nice to see members of one of the most prominent anti-gay organizations finally take a stand. icon_biggrin.gif


    Now that statement would have to be a massive exaggeration. Side with nothing less than blinding hate, and that kind of depth of hate blinds people inflicted with it as yourself, to so much truth.
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    Jun 04, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    budfb38 saidI was there for it. It was pretty cool to see. They were one of the biggest, if not the biggest float in the parade. They were at the very beginning, which costs more money, and I'm pretty sure that the LDS church didn't foot the bill. Many of them are ex-mormons, or "inactive" mormons, and a lot of them are gay.


    I'm pleased to say I also know two of the guys who were also on it, and I love Gay Mormons too.
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    Jun 04, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    MolaMola saidSomeone needs to make musicals about all the other groups that are traditionally anti-gay (a la Book of Mormon) and we'll finally put an end to anti-gay hate


    But would this put an end to all the hate withing in the gay communities were the left can not get low enough when it come to hating anything conservative, even their very own gay conservative brothers, who they recently pursue to harass, and too bastardise, all because of their very own brand of hate.
  • Machina

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    Jun 04, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    This is the first PRIDE event I have attended in a few years and I can say it was fantastic! It was a pleasant surprise to see Mormon's, on their day of worship, showing that not all of them hate us out of hand, which is the way it can sometimes appear, from the stances taken officially by the LDS Church in the past. It was very kind.
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    Jun 04, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    Ultra conservative Salt Lake City has a gay pride parade, holy shit. Any high ranking Mormon bishops and elders involved in iticon_question.gif
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    Jun 05, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidUltra conservative Salt Lake City has a gay pride parade, holy shit. Any high ranking Mormon bishops and elders involved in iticon_question.gif


    Maybe if they were there in support of a gay family members that many do as indiviguals. A bishop would be representing their family member, not the church, thus your question is really a none issue.
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    Jun 06, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    Let's hope this will continue. That they will accept gays. They used to require plural marriages as a way to 'exaltation'. Now they say only a single marriage will do.... It's good that they keeps changing their stories, but one does wonder about their stories. People are born into a very controlling social network of Mormonism with fear as a foundation... They get brain washed since they are babies... it's very hard to escape their church. All my gay Mormon friends left their church and families, not unlike the Catholic church, which still condemn homosexuality.

  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Sep 20, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    I am pleased some shunned former members of the Mormon Church participated in a Pride Event.

    However this was not the Mormon Church. The Mormon Church has the most anti-gay public statement of any religion I have read. The following is directly from their website:

    “People inquire about our position on those who consider themselves so-called gays and lesbians. My response is that we love them as sons and daughters of God. They may have certain inclinations which are powerful and which may be difficult to control. Most people have inclinations of one kind or another at various times. If they do not act upon these inclinations, then they can go forward as do all other members of the Church. If they violate the law of chastity and the moral standards of the Church, then they are subject to the discipline of the Church, just as others are.

    “We want to help these people, to strengthen them, to assist them with their problems and to help them with their difficulties. But we cannot stand idle if they indulge in immoral activity, if they try to uphold and defend and live in a so-called same-sex marriage situation. To permit such would be to make light of the very serious and sacred foundation of God-sanctioned marriage and its very purpose, the rearing of families” (Ensign, Nov. 1998, 71).

    You vote for Mitt Romney and you vote for a President opposed to civil rights for LGBT members.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Sep 20, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
    Machina said ..... from the stances taken officially by the LDS Church in the past. It was very kind.


    There is nothing "in the past" about the anti-gay stance of the Mormon Church (read my post above from the Mormon Church) along with the Roman Catholic Church ([H]omosexual acts are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved....from paragraph 2357 of the Catechism).

    I'm not anti-Mormon or anti-Catholic..... BUT these institutions are anti-ME.
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    Sep 20, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidhttp://news.yahoo.com/mormon-group-shows-support-salt-lake-city-gay-010430276.html



    THIS comes up when the link is clicked:

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    As pointed out above by HowHotKC, THIS POST IS VERY MISLEADING.

    "The Mormon Group" involved was EX-MORMONS !
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    Sep 20, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    HowHotKC saidI am pleased some shunned former members of the Mormon Church participated in a Pride Event.

    However this was not the Mormon Church. The Mormon Church has the most anti-gay public statement of any religion I have read.


    You vote for Mitt Romney and you vote for a President opposed to civil rights for LGBT members.


    THANKS, HowHotKC, for clarifying.

    The Romney Propaganda Machine is working overtime these days.

    REGISTER and VOTE !
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    Sep 20, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    JockTheVote said
    CuriousJockAZ saidhttp://news.yahoo.com/mormon-group-shows-support-salt-lake-city-gay-010430276.html



    THIS comes up when the link is clicked:

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    Please check the URL for proper spelling and capitalization. If you're having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo!, try visiting the Yahoo! homepage or look through a list of Yahoo!'s online services.


    As pointed out above by HowHotKC, THIS POST IS VERY MISLEADING.

    "The Mormon Group" involved was EX-MORMONS !


    Balancing--the link no longer works--has nothing to do w/ spelling and capitalization. You are just a nasty sad bitter fuck who uses someone else's photos in your profile-----see this link and look for the link to the yahoo article--http://home.topnewstoday.org/politics/article/2429478/ that link doesn't work either.

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  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Sep 21, 2012 11:18 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidthey're wearing their magic panties, so they don't have to fear reprisal.


    They better have been wearing their magic disguises. The quote attributed to Gordon Hinckley at Mormom.org http://mormon.org/faq/stand-on-homosexuality?gclid=CPaAj5OHxLICFYyPPAodhx8AQA is clear that members acting on or promoting gay issues "are subject to the discipline of the church."

    My Father told me as a child that we went to a certain denominational church because as an institution they believed in free interpretation and open discussion on all things and no one in the Church would tell me how to interpret the Bible; that they would not kick me out for thinking or acting differently.

    Had I grown up Mormon I would likely still be in the back of the gay closet in fear that the leaders of my Church would find me and kick me out and that my family would choose the Church over me. This type of fear is harmful to young gays and lesbians. So the OP is right to celebrate the shot over the bow for anyone (even former members) to say that the Church's official stance is wrong.

    Again a Vote for Romney is a vote for these backward views.
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    Sep 21, 2012 11:23 AM GMT
    im a survivor i aint gon give up i aint gon stop im gon work harder