Tag Archives: LDS

MINNESOTA: Mormon Church Issues Letter Urging Marriage “Defense”

Minnesota’s Mormons were read a letter at church services this weekend in which they were urged to take part in the coming ballot campaign against same-sex marriage. Via Q Salt Lake: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints read a letter to all Minnesota wards on Sunday, Jan. 15 reminding church-goers that “the family is the fundamental unit of …

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Coalition Of Religious Leaders Issues Letter Denouncing Gay Marriage: “Help! The Gov’t Won’t Pay Us To Oppress You!”

From a letter issued today by the heads of the Salvation Army, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Hispanic Christian Conference, the Lutheran Missouri Synod, the Mormon Church, the Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. (Plus other lesser-known religious hate groups.) By a single stroke, every law where rights depend on marital status—such as …

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Bryan Fischer: The First Amendment Does Not Apply To Mormons

As I noted several posts down, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, is scheduled to share the stage with Bryan Fischer at the FRC’s Values Voter Summit in two weeks. People for the American Way have asked Romney and the other GOP presidential candidates to denounce Fischer before they appear at the conference. This clip may speed a response from Romney, at …

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Utah GOP Rep Proposes Bills To Exclude Gay Families From All Public Programs

Using language that echoes words found in Mormon documents, Utah state Rep. LaVar Christensen has filed two bills may exclude gay families from all publicly funded programs and laws. Rep. LaVar Christensen, R-Draper, filed a bill Wednesday, HB270, that would reiterate the state’s policy that marriage is between a man and a woman and require that publicly funded programs, laws …

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DOMA AMICUS BRIEFS: Who’s Who In
Vile Anti-Gay American Hate Groups

GLAD has posted a round-up of the anti-gay groups who have filed DOMA amicus briefs in their case, Gill v. Office of Personnel Management. Agudath Israel of AmericaAmerican College of Pediatricians [FAKE]Attorneys General of SC, UT, IN, MI, COConcerned Women for AmericaCongressman Lamar SmithEagle ForumFamily Research CouncilFoundation for Moral LawRobert GeorgeGeorge GovermanLiberty CounselMassachusetts Family InstituteNARTHNational Legal FoundationNational Organization for MarriagePacific …

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HRC’s Fred Sainz On Mormon Church’s So-Called Change Towards Gays

Much noise is being made about the Mormon Church’s so-called softer position on homosexuality. HRC’s Fred Sainz went on MSNBC to talk about it, but Pride In Utah, who has read the new Mormon Handbook, says don’t believe the hype.

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HRC Delivers 150K Petitions To LDS

Clip description via YouTube vlogger Dave Evans: National gay rights activists on Tuesday delivered a petition letter carrying 150,000 signatures to the Mormon church following an address given by President Boyd K. Packer, a Church Apostle. The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay civil rights organization, collected the signatures after an e-mail alert to members and supporters 20 percent …

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Wal-Mart Selling Anti-Gay Kids’ Book

Q Salt Lake reports that over 100 Wal-Mart stores are carrying the anti-gay children’s book written by the wife of the president the Mormon anti-gay group Standard Of Liberty. Chased by an Elephant, the Gospel Truth about Today’s Stampeding Sexuality by Janice Barrett Graham was written to “help shed the clear light of truth on today’s dark and tangled ideas …

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UTAH: Thousands Protest Anti-Gay Remarks By LDS Leader Boyd Packer

Thousands of protesters gathered in Salt Lake City’s Temple Square last night to denounce remarks by LDS Apostle Boyd Packer, who called gay people “impure and unnatural.” Packer’s speech, delivered during the LDS Church’s 180th Semiannual General Conference, hit a nerve, protesters say, because it came after a string of gay teen suicides in the national news. Boys as young …

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HomoQuotable – Joe Solmonese

“Words have consequences, particularly when they come from a faith leader. This is exactly the kind of statement that can lead some kids to bully and others to commit suicide. When a faith leader tells gay people that they are a mistake because God would never have made them that way and they don’t deserve love, it sends a very …

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Mormon Leader Rips “Immoral” Gays

So much for that LDS make-over. Same-sex attraction can be overcome and any type of union other than marriage between a man and a woman is morally wrong, an LDS apostle told millions of Mormons on Sunday. “There are those today who not only tolerate but advocate voting to change laws that would legalize immorality, as if a vote would …

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Mormon Church Launches Post-Prop 8 Image Makeover Campaign

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LAUNCHED: HRC & Courage Campaign Collaborate On “NOM Exposed” Site

The Human Rights Campaign and the Courage Campaign today launched NOM Exposed, a site devoted to unmasking the players, major backers, and strategies of the National Organization for Marriage. Via press release: As the National Organization for Marriage, or NOM, embarks on a fall election campaign to defeat candidates who support full marriage equality, the Human Rights Campaign, in collaboration …

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Fred Karger’s First TV Ad

Gay activist Fred Karger is exploring a run for president in 2012 and this week debuts the below ad on New Hampshire television. Clip description: “Fred Karger, the gay activist who started the investigation against the Mormon church and the National Organization for Marriage over Prop 8, introduces himself and his Presidential Exploratory Committee to the people of New Hampshire. …

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Today In Frivolous Lawsuits

A man who was performing ritual proxy baptisms of the dead for the Mormon Church is now suing the LDS for repetitive motion injuries. Apparently you need a living human stand-in when Magic Underpantsing a dead person against the wishes of their descendants. The civil suit filed Wednesday in Salt Lake City’s 3rd District Court claims Daniel Dastrup suffered severe …

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Mormon Make-Over

The new PR campaign from the Mormon Church is, of course, intended to sow friendliness for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.

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U.S. Mormons Step Into Argentina’s Battle For Same-Sex Marriage

Magic Underwear Inc has sent a letter to its members in Argentina, calling for opposition to same-sex marriage. “The doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is absolutely clear: Marriage is between one man and woman and is ordained of God,” said the July 6 letter from church President Thomas S. Monson. A copy of the letter …

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PhoboQuotable – Slaggie Gilamonster

“I know something about the founding of NOM — I was there. And this film and this claim is fantasy. NOM was not founded by Mormons as a secret front group. We have many valued members from the LDS Church since, but no member of the LDS Church hierarchy helped provide seed funding for NOM, or is responsible for NOM …

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Movie Describes How Mormon Church Pressured Members To Support Prop 8

LDS members contributed 71% of the $40M used to repeal same-sex marriage in California, even though they only comprise 2% of the state’s population. This short clip from 8: The Mormon Proposition, which opens around the country this month, describes how church elders pressured its member to donate as much as they could.

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$1.4M Jury Award For Boy Scout Sexually Abused By Mormon Troop Leader

A Portland, Oregon jury has awarded $1.4M to a man sexually abused by the scoutmaster of his Mormon Church sponsored Boy Scout troop. The scoutmaster had confessed to church and Boy Scout leaders that he molested at least 17 scouts, yet he was allowed to remain in contact with the boys. The LDS does not have to pay their portion …

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