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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 21:51

More Than 300 Mormons Marched During Utah Gay Pride Parade

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During the Utah Gay Pride Parade, the LGBT community was moved by more than 300 Mormons of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who marched "to send a message of love to the state’s LGBT community, a message they believe is compatible with their faith", they said.

"I think it’s amazing," Holly Nelson, lesbian, said "It’s been so hard to be in Utah knowing the Mormon church is against the gay community."

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, "parade Grand Marshal Dustin Lance Black, tweeted: "In tears. Over 300 straight, active Mormons showed up to march with me at the Utah Pride parade in support of LGBT people."

Mormons Building Bridges followed right behind Black in the parade. The men in beige suits and ties and the little girls in white dresses were a sharp contrast to the pounding music and dancers behind them, but the crowd clapped and shouted their approval for the folks in their Sunday best. Erika Munson, a mom of five from Sandy, started the group a few weeks ago to show her support for the LGBT community and to encourage members of her religion to do the same in a public way."

However, let's not forget that the church of LDS does not consider same-sex attraction a sin but they don't totally support homosexuality, sexual relations are only acceptable within the marriage of a man and a woman. Some viewers of the parade told The Salt Lake Tribune how their homosexuality had caused them to leave the church.


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