Mormons Urge Church to Soften Gay-Marriage Stance
Group of dissenters launch campaign urging church to stop its political advocacy
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 10:41 AM CDT
A protester marches on the Mormon Temple to speak out against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for its role in the passage of California's anti-gay Proposition 8.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – A group of Mormons is campaigning to get the church to cease its aggressive activism against gay marriage, the Salt Lake Tribune reports, with the so-called Committee for Reconciliation calling for church leaders to soften their uncompromising stance on the issue. They say the church’s attitude has helped take rights away from homosexuals and damaged many Mormon families.

“I know that there are hundreds, thousands of families sitting in Mormon congregations that have a gay kid or brother or sister, and they are being torn apart inside,” says a former Mormon whose gay son got married in California last year. “The church really does owe these families a huge apology. At some point, they need to re-examine their tactics in drawing that line in the sand and saying, ‘Follow the prophet or support your gay children.’”

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Jun 24, 2009 10:04 AM CDT
Greg, I don't respond to every comment either. Hell, most of the time, I don't remember to come back. I couldn't find the articles again in some cases without doing a search. This is an exception for which I actually bookmarked the link simply because I have watched too many people poke fun at Mr. Aclepd (now I'm spamming for him ;o) when he is doing exactly what the rest of us are doing. So what if it is a cut and paste from his web site? If I had most of my responses already typed up somewhere, I'd cut and paste them, too. Maybe he doesn't give a damn what anyone says in response to his comment. Not replying doesn't make his comments spam. Neither does being indecipherable at times or corona would qualify. Maybe he's just an old fart like me and simply doesn't remember where he left his comments. I apologize for calling you a bully and honestly, that was really directed at ANYone who calls him a spammer. I think he's more an activist than a spammer. Tell you what. If you can find his comment above at his website and post the link, I'll eat humble pie and let it go. Peace!
Jun 24, 2009 4:31 AM CDT
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Jun 24, 2009 4:27 AM CDT
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