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Gentle Dissent in Mormon Church on Gay Marriage

posted on June 13, 2012

The New York Times’ Jack Healy reports on how “gay and straight Mormons are making increasingly vocal calls for church leaders to reconsider their stance on gay marriage and welcome openly gay congregants back into the church.” According to Erika Munson, the founder of “Mormons Building Bridges,” which organized the 300 Mormons who marched in Salt Lake City’s recent gay pride parade, “[w]hat our group is working for is to make a space for gay people in the church.” However, Healy notes, “[e]ven as [Munson] spoke about the need for a new direction, she was careful not to criticize the church leaders who decide those views.”

Read at The New York Times