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Four years ago, as hundreds of thousands marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade, hundreds of LDS bishops stood at pulpits asking Mormons to do all they could to support Proposition 8. Four years later, hundreds of Mormons across the country (and around the world) are stepping out in pride parades in support of and [...]
Dr. Gregory L. Smith, the new associate editor at the FARMS Review (a publication in the process of changing names to Mormon Studies Review) has given me something interesting to write about here just before the “Circling the Wagons” conference in Salt Lake City in November. We’ve been in a bit of a lull, in [...]
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and several other organizations are delivering more than 100,000 petitions to the LDS Church today in response to the comments made by Boyd K. Packer at General Conference Sunday morning.
Following are some large excerpts from the LDS statement. The full statement may be read here.
My name is Michael Otterson. [...]
Salt Lake City’s Mayor and City Council are considering a couple of ordinances which would ban discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The ordinances in question would both ban discrimination and provide a mechanism whereby individuals may file grievance claims.
An LDS Church spokesman, Michael Otterson, spoke in favor of passing [...]
To Elder Dallin H. Oaks, of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
We agree with your recent statement that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) “must insist on our constitutional right and duty to exercise our religion, to [...]