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]


  1. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    All those letters will go straight to the boilers…unread. The HRC merely provided “free heat” to the LDS Temple for a few minutes….how helpful.

  2. Nick says

    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.

  3. Mr. E says

    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.

  4. Pick the Wrong Target? says

    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 http://gaymormon.net/1/hello-world

    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.

  5. Chapeau says

    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.

  6. MCnNYC says

    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 soon….how about another day without a gay….

  7. Gabriel says

    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.

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