Tag Archives: Mormons

MICHIGAN: State Calls Mark Regnerus As Witness In Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Last month a Michigan judge set February 25th as the trial date for the above-titled lawsuit to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. According to a filing released yesterday, the state is calling discredited researcher Mark Regnerus as an “expert witness” on their behalf.  As tipster Str8 Grandmother put it in an email, those documents from UCF can’t come …

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Fred Karger On Mormons & ENDA

“This would not have happened without the blessing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church). The Mormon Church got a big black eye five years ago for all it did to pass Proposition 8 in California, which wrote discrimination into the state Constitution and took away gay marriage in the nation’s largest state. So in …

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Senate Mormons Helped Win ENDA

The New York Times reports that ENDA passed yesterday not just with the help of the top Mormons in the Senate such as Majority Leader Harry Reid, but with the de facto blessing (or at least, without the objections) of the church itself. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who at 79 is one of the Senate’s longest-serving members, became the …

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Mormon Church: We Oppose Gay Marriage Because Straights Are Having Fewer Kids

The Mormon Church has officially reaffirmed its opposition to same-sex marriage. Because the birth rate is dropping and straight people are shacking up. On the second and final day of the LDS Church’s 183rd Semiannual General Conference, apostle Dallin H. Oaks bemoaned America’s dropping birthrates, later marriages and rising incidence of cohabitation as evidence of “political and social pressures for …

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SALT LAKE CITY: Retired NFL Superstar Steve Young Speaks To Gay Mormons

Last month I reported that retired NFL Hall Of Fame inductee Steve Young had agreed to speak at the convention of Affirmation, the organization for gay Mormons. That speech took place this weekend. Gay Star News recaps: The former athlete spoke about how his faith helped him through his studies and his sports career, offering anecdotes of inspiration for the …

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What Will The Mormons Do About Hawaii?

“I believe that the Mormon Church sat out most all of the gay marriage elections over the last four years because it had a far more important political cause to embrace, the election of the first Mormon president of the United States, Mitt Romney. The Church definitely did not want to become an issue in the Romney campaign. They did …

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UTAH: Former NFL Star Steve Young To Keynote Conference For Gay Mormons

NFL Hall Of Fame inductee Steve Young and his wife will keynote the convention of Affirmation, an organization for gay Mormons.  Hank Plante reports at USA Today: Steve and Barbara Young released a statement to the Salt Lake City Tribune confirming they’ll be keynoters at the conference, saying it is “where they hope to lend their voices to the healing …

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Another Anti-Gay Osmonds Rally

The Osmond Family will host yet another anti-gay rally in Utah and this one features notorious crackpot liar “historian” David Barton.  LGBT ally and marriage equality supporter Marie Osmond, of course, has nothing to do with these events and denounced the last one. And it appears that for the next one, the Osmond Family is expecting trouble from the gays: …

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Boy Scouts March In Uniform At Utah Pride

A small group of Boy Scouts broke the rules yesterday when they marched in uniform with a Mormon organization in Salt Lake City’s pride parade. Peter Brownstein, a Scoutmaster in Salt Lake City who helped organize the Boy Scouts participation in the march, said a few adults and youth marched at the front of the parade in uniform, including a …

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Mormon Church Issues Statement Backing New Inclusive Boy Scouts Policy

The Mormon Church has issued a qualified statement in support of the Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay members. According to the statement, the LDS has always welcomed abstinent gay boys into Mormon-sponsored troops. For the past 100 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has enjoyed a strong relationship with Boy Scouts of America, based on …

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Headline Of The Day

Interesting stuff from Mother Jones: Last year in Maryland, the church even went so far as to squelch an effort by some Mormons to organize against a pro-marriage initiative on the state ballot. The loss of the church as an ally has been a huge blow to foes of gay marriage, especially given its ability to deploy a host of …

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Mormon Church Backs Gay Scouts

The Mormon Church has posted a statement in which they back the Boy Scouts USA plan to allow openly gay Scouts, but not gay leaders. Here is the statement in full: Over the past several weeks BSA has undertaken the difficult task of reviewing its membership standards policy. In their own words, this undertaking has been ‘the most comprehensive listening …

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Op-Ed Of The Day

From the Salt Lake Tribune: We must start asking ourselves, how much longer will we continue to hurt our families? A rally last week against marriage equality was hosted at the Utah State Capitol by the Osmond family, and featured high-profile speakers, including Gov. Gary Herbert. The organizers sought desperately to keep the tone civil, with multiple speakers claiming they …

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Mormon “Ex-Gay” Site Launches

On the same day that Marie Osmond endorsed marriage equality, we learn of a newly-launched “web resource for Mormons struggling with same-sex attractions.” Via press release: Building on the breakthrough mormonsandgays.org Web site launched by the LDS Church in December 2012, a Salt Lake City-based therapy clinic has launched a new Web-based resource to address these kinds of concerns for …

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UTAH: Osmond Family To Host Hate Rally

(Via Good As You)

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Gay Mormon Comes Out To Friends & Family And Videotapes Their Reactions

Interesting clip, even if he does say that he plans to stay celibate for the rest of his life. Poor kid.

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Petition Of The Day

All Out writes: OUTRAGE: DC Comics has just hired anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card for their new digital Adventures of Superman. He’s written publicly that he believes marriage equality would lead to the end of civilization. He’s also on the board of a notorious anti-equality organization. We need to let DC Comics know they can’t support Orson Scott Card or …

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Churches Files Prop 8 Brief

The Mormon Church, the Southern Baptists Convention, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Orthodox Jewish Union, and a sect of the Lutheran Church have filed a joint Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8.  Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade: The brief offers three major reasons for why the Supreme Court should uphold Prop 8, which the court …

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VIRGINIA: Anti-Gay Mormon Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) Busted For DUI

Anti-gay Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) was arrested in Virginia early this morning and charged with driving while intoxicated. “Sen. Crapo was identified as the driver and arrested after failing several field sobriety tests,” Donaldson said in a statement. “He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Alexandria Adult Detention Center where he was released on a $1,000 …

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Glenn Beck On Gay Marriage: I Don’t Care

The screams of wingnut betrayal have already begun.

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