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Mormons and Homophobia; Mormons and Gay Pride

posted on June 6, 2012

After a group of some 300 straight, active Mormons marched in Salt Lake City’s gay pride parade this past Sunday, Religion News Service’s “Flunking Sainthood” blogger, Jana Riess, observes, “[i]n the last two years I’ve discerned a palpable shift in overall Mormon attitudes about homosexuality.” Nevertheless, Riess, herself a Mormon convert, notes that there is room for improvement in the official position of the LDS Church towards homosexuals. For example, Riess cites a little known church policy that lumps together “adult homosexual behavior with incest, [and] sexual and physical abuse of children.”

Read at Religion News Service