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L. Tom Perry, the Mormon Apostle with the Big Smile, Dies at 92

posted on June 1, 2015

In The Salt Lake Tribune, Peggy Fletcher Stack writes, “Mormonism’s oldest apostle, L. Tom Perry, whose unassuming demeanor and optimistic enthusiasm inspired generations of Latter-day Saints, died Saturday about 3 p.m. at his Salt Lake City home.” Known as a community leader and a champion of the traditional family, Perry nonetheless stood with gay rights advocates several months ago as the Utah legislature passed a bill simultaneously protecting LGBT rights and religious freedom, Fletcher Stack reports. With Perry’s death, a vacancy opens up in the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, one of the faith’s ruling councils.

Read at The Salt Lake Tribune