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Activist: Gay people ‘would send us to concentration camps if they could!”

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Brian Camenker
Over 50 antigay activists congregated this week in Salt Lake City to wage 'war' on marriage equality. ...

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Mormon leader: Only promote ‘traditional families’ – but show compassion for the rest

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks during the World Congress of Families event Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Salt Lake City. About 3,000 attendees are expected in Salt Lake City for the four-day World Congress of Families event to hear a lineup of 185 speakers explain why they think families led by a man and woman who are married are best for society.
"We should not shun those who look or think or act differently than we do," Ballard said. "We demonstrate our best humanity when we show love and kindness." ...

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World Congress of Families event brings together supporters of “natural family”

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
M. Russell Ballard
About 3,000 attendees are expected in Salt Lake City for the four-day event, which has elicited strong opposition from LGBT groups. ...

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Trevor Southey, artist and gay Mormon, is dead at 75

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Trevor Southey
His passion -- and penchant for drawing and sculpting the nude form -- often got him in trouble with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...

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Salt Lake City may name a street after civil rights leader Harvey Milk

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Harvey Milk
If approved, the name would go on 900 South, about a mile and half from the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...

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‘Sister Wives’ cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case

Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Browns argue polygamous marriages can be as healthy as monogamous ones.
A polygamous family says legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws prohibiting consensual adult relationships are outdated ...

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Despite gay leaders, Mormons stay affiliated with Boy Scouts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The church "will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify church doctrine, values, and standards," Mormon leaders said in the statement.
Church leaders decided to stay with the Boy Scouts -- but only after getting assurances they can appoint troop leaders according to their own religious values. ...

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Utah group to start Boy Scout troop that welcomes gay leaders

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Organizers plan to complete an application in the coming weeks and are hoping to have a troop up and running by the fall.
But getting it approved and running may be an uphill battle in the conservative state. ...

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Mormons may create alternative scouting organization

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The BSA's decision to lift the ban on gay leaders may motivate the LDS Church to sever ties with the organization.
Were the church to follow through, it could financially impact the BSA quite dramatically, as the LDS is the organization's largest Scouting sponsor. ...

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End of Boy Scouts’ ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Eric Hetland, left, and Chris Zelis, fellow Scouts For Equality - Chicago chapter lead, hold up their applications for assistant scoutmasters before submitting them in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.
The contrasting reactions followed the BSA national executive board's 45-12 vote on Monday to lift the nationwide ban while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to continue excluding gay adults. ...

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