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    Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/12/us/12utah.html

    The Mormon Church has been a target of vituperation by some gay rights groups because of its active opposition to same-sex marriage. But on Wednesday, the church was being praised by gay rights activists in Salt Lake City, citadel of the Mormon world, for its open support of a local ordinance banning discrimination against gay men and lesbians in housing and employment.

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    “It’s the most progressive and inclusive statement that the church has made on these issues,” said Will Carlson, the manager of public policy at Equality Utah, the state’s largest gay rights group. “What they’ve said here is huge, in protecting residents in other municipalities, and statewide.”

    In its statement backing the ordinance, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said that while it remained “unequivocally committed to defending the bedrock foundation of marriage between a man and a woman,” the question of how people were treated on the job and in finding places to live were matters of fairness that did not have anything to do with marriage.

    “Across America and around the world, diverse communities such as ours are wrestling with complex social and moral questions,” Michael R. Otterson, a church spokesman, said in a statement to the City Council. “The issues before you tonight are the right of people to have a roof over their heads and the right to work without being discriminated against.”
    Good to see this news. This should remind people to think twice before they try to label an entire religion as being bigoted based on its stance on one particular facet of an issue.
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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Never understood why Mormons got such a bad rap after the whole Prop 8 disaster. The ones I met at least live by a live and let live philosophy.
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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Good to see this news. This should remind people to think twice before they try to label an entire religion as being bigoted based on its stance on one particular facet of an issue.
    Does that include Islam?

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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/12/us/12utah.html



    Good to see this news. This should remind people to think twice before they try to label an entire religion as being bigoted based on its stance on one particular facet of an issue.
    OK, I stand corrected. I claim ignorance. I knew nothing about what their "magic underwear" meant.
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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    OK, I stand corrected. I claim ignorance. I knew nothing about what their "magic underwear" meant.
    I have heard of this magic underwear as you call it. Its primarily worn by women and by some unexplainable force it attracts godlike amounts of single dollar bills.
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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Does that include Islam?
    Of course

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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Of course

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    OK, just checking...cause ya know...being bigoted against a religion that may very well be out to convert or kill you might be a legitimate response.

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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    OK, just checking...cause ya know...being bigoted against a religion that may very well be out to convert or kill you might be a legitimate response.
    I don't think any religion is out to convert or kill anyone, though individual members of that religion may well be. In such a case, I'd feel free to label those individuals as what I believed them to be.
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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Never understood why Mormons got such a bad rap after the whole Prop 8 disaster. The ones I met at least live by a live and let live philosophy.
    You've never seen those guys in white shirts and ties who come door to door?

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    Re: Mormon Support of Gay Rights Statute Draws Praise

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    You've never seen those guys in white shirts and ties who come door to door?
    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.


    Wait, that's postal workers....

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