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27,000 Letters Delivered to LDS Church in Support of LGBT Rights


The Deseret News reports:

"Members of the Human Rights Campaign abandoned technology for old-fashioned paper and ink after discovering that an e-mail filter was preventing thousands of messages from reaching The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 'We wanted to make sure they got there,' said Jerry Rapier of the Human Rights Campaign. The move was the latest attempt by activists to get church leaders to publicly support the Common Ground Initiative, a set of five bills aimed at securing civil protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Those measures will come before the Legislature next year...After coming out in support of California's ban on same-sex marriage, LDS officials said in a Nov. 5 statement on its Web site: 'the church does not object to rights for same-sex couples regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment rights, or probate rights, so long as these do not infringe on the integrity of the traditional family or the constitutional rights of churches.' The letters delivered Monday asked LDS leaders to 'give credibility and force' to those words."

27,000 letters urge LDS leader to back rights of gay Utahns [slt]

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  1. LDS can take their bible and shove it up their collective asses

    Posted by: smartone | Dec 23, 2008 10:41:11 AM

  2. I'll second that, SMARTONE.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Dec 23, 2008 11:29:07 AM

  3. All those letters will go straight to the boilers...unread. The HRC merely provided "free heat" to the LDS Temple for a few helpful.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Dec 23, 2008 11:40:30 AM

  4. The cult of LDS is not going to change their inherent homophobic, racist and misogyinistic tenets. HRC wasted their time and money in reaching out. Their beliefs are not subject to debate and reform-sadly.

    Posted by: Nick | Dec 23, 2008 11:41:44 AM

  5. Another great idea wasted. Typical of HRC. The hard copy letters is a brilliant idea, but seriously, who does HRC think they're kidding!? The LDS is just going to trash these letters without even reading them. These letters would've been better served to Obama or some other politician. HRC has got to go. Hey hey, ho ho.

    Posted by: Mr. E | Dec 23, 2008 12:42:23 PM

  6. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not that strident in its beliefs on homosexuality. In fact, they counsel full fellowship for celibate homosexuals. There is a congregation in Salt Lake City composed of non-practicing homosexuals who wish to keep Christ’s commandments. For more information click on

    So far, no gay-rights activist has had the fortitude to burn a Qur’an on the doorstep of a militant mosque where imams advocate the stoning of homosexuals (even celibate ones).

    Oh, I forgot, criticizing Moslems is off-limits for the Politically Correct. The Moslem imams might issue a “fatwa” on all homosexuals.

    Posted by: Pick the Wrong Target? | Dec 23, 2008 2:13:46 PM

  7. Way to Go HRC ... this was a good use of the LGBT communities time and energy.

    HRC -- Where were you when we needed you?

    A day late and dollar short, as usual.

    Posted by: Chapeau | Dec 23, 2008 2:38:29 PM

  8. You can never please the HRC/GLAAD/NGLTF bashers...but thanks for putting it up Andy....
    I mean hey we could have another vigil somewhere about another day without a gay....

    Posted by: MCnNYC | Dec 23, 2008 3:02:02 PM

  9. it seems a pretty toothless gesture, actually.

    Posted by: alguien | Dec 23, 2008 3:07:26 PM

  10. Hey Picked the Wrong Target?, Muslims didn't donate $20 million to defeat Prop 8, nor did they organize volunteers to oppose it. The LDS did, so they're being targeted, genius.

    Posted by: Gabriel | Dec 23, 2008 7:21:14 PM

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