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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 11 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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I applaud

I applaud the LDS Church for its efforts to give all citizens the same rights with respect to employment, benefit etc. I also applaud the church for sticking to its long held views on marriage. I think there is room for both positions in our scoiety. The bitter gays will question the motivation, cry that it isn't enough progress, continue to denigrate the church for its stand on marriage and generally be unawares of progress that is being made. Note to same: you are the worst enemies to your cause, not the Mormon Church.

To: Anonymous | 12:51 a.m.

That will never happen, GUARANTEED!

Worst. Analogy. Ever.

"For some reason the gays insist on that defining them. It's like me saying "The fact that I like pizza" is going to define my entire life and if there's one fact I want people to know about me(and they'd better accept it and support me) is that I like pizza! Everyone better support this fact or I'll throw a tantrum. Great, you're gay. Get over it. We don't care."

Obviously.

You can eat your pizza all you want. You can even eat your pizza in front of other people - at work, in a park in front of children, even on Temple Square! It's all legal Pizza Man, so have at it.

Jack

Anonymous you are a peice of work. You hate Mormons. Yet, now that they have put a foot forward towards understanding, you want to know their position on the military. Note; It isn't the LDS Churches responsibility to make everything right for the Gay and Lesbian Community. On one hand you castigate the church over everything and on the other you expect them to help the gay and lesbian community in any and all areas. What are you doing to help the non gay and lesbian community?

Anonymous

It is Adam and Eve and NOT Adam and Steve. All you activists need to get over ourself and leave the Church alone.

Re:@Mark


Your ignorance is so annoying.

Firstly, the LDS church does not makes the laws and is not obligated to announce support for them. They obviously chose to announce support for this law in hopes of appeasing hateful bigots (like you) and setting records straight.

Secondly, The LDS Church exists in almost every city throughout the country, so your venomous complaint that “other cities made these non discrimination laws DECADES ago” is completely irrelevant. The church did not oppose the laws in those cities, so your short-sighted “complete flip flop” comment makes no sense whatsoever.

Thirdly, No one asked for gold stars and the church couldn’t care less if you are thankful for their decision. However, your lack of gratitude clearly proves to the rest of us that the LDS church can never appease your cold, hard, closed mind.

Fourthly, the church has no problem “owning” their reaction to disrespectful smoochers on their property. Your one-sided concept of gay rights DOES NOT have precedence over the LDS Church’s religious rights or their property rights. If you and your boyfriend showed up smoothing on my front porch, I’d also have a hard time not punching you out.

aj parquart

1-If homsosexuality were "widespread" in the Animal Kingdom, "THERE WOULD BE NO ANIMAL KINGDOM! einstein

2-Once Religions are no longer exempt from the Gay Agenda, either through legislation or Marriage, the State will indeed have control of all Faith's.
(It's already happening in Europe and in Mass. Catholic Services can no longer participate in adoption services).

3-Thankfully the LDS Church understands the craftiness of the LGBT movement. It's all about control, the ultimate goal of them is to control Religion and their beliefs.

4-The Church is being fairminded. However, you can see now, that even when they are fair and balanced it only fires up the Gay Nation for more and more and more.

The Gay community is without historical acceptance or traditon. They are not original in any way. Even their very behavior is tired and dated.

Therefore, they must co-op established entities as their own.

eg; The word Gay, Rainbow's, Boy Scouts, Marriage, Church's, Military, Schools k-12, Commerce etc..

They go where they are not invited, into esteemed institutions where they hope the stench of their behavior will be masked.

Leave society alone!

Anonymous

What will Gayle Ruzicka do if the Church back this legislation for the whole state?

And ppor Chris Buttars!

Anonymous

Joke? | 2:21 p.m. Nov. 11, 2009
Utah gives a group of people the right to have the most basic of rights a job and a place to live????...... How magnanimous!!!!

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Not Utah. Only Salt Lake City. Utah still allows anyone who wants to to discriminate against gays.

It is perfectly legal.

jenita

One thing I should have the right to worry about is if I want to rent to someone. Where property is not sacred liberty cannot exist.

Anonymous

RE -- To Anonymous the first | 2:30 p.m

I have no clue who you're talking to, but I can answer the question...

["Now the the Church has done something positive towards mutual understanding in most peoples eyes, you want to question the motivation"]

if your church wants to do something positive, they will simply drop the whole gay thing and never bring it up again. some gays want to marry in their temple, they can say "no". but for ANYTHING outside of your specific church, they should just remain silent... entirely... no calling for money to stop gay marriage, no preaching about its evils or supposed detriment to society... just butt out of it all.

then you can say your chuirch has "done something positive towards mutual understanding".

we know your stance - we know your beliefs. keep it to yourselves and no one will care. that's what you say to gays, right? keep it to yourself and no one will care?

PHILO

All I want to know is when is the Gay Parade going down mainstreet? Can't wait. Balloons. Cotton candy, rainbows! The days of 47 will never be the same! Yeeehaaaw. Awesome!!!!

Ok

When has anyone actually been discriminated against in years due to their sexual orientation as far as a job or place to live is concerned? My guess is anyone that says they have is not being truthful. All stories I've seen the the past few years appear on their face to be apocryphal.

There are too many Federal Laws in place and too many sue happy people to allow that type of discrimination. Salt Lake didn't need to codify it.

I have however, seen people discriminated against in housing for skin color, sex, or marital status (or lack thereof). Same thing with jobs.

Robert Johnson

To all the "Blutos" of the world:

Why do you somehow feel entitled to certain rights and privileges and yet feel "justified" in denying those same rights and privileges to another.

You people need to grow up. If an apartment ownder put up a sign that said "Mormons need not apply" or "Blacks not welcome"...I imagine most of you would feel very differently.
Thats called "Cafeteria values".

Nick

I am glad that the Church made this decision in support of basic human decency. Of course, much of the commentary here already confirms that for many Mormons, opposition to homosexuality has nothing to do with religion. Rather, it is a matter of personal hatred/bigotry with cosmetic theology pasted over the top so as to look more acceptable. In any case, bravo to the Church! I hope some of my fellow members will take this as a cue for continued improvement. "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one the least of these..."

Half truths, aj parquart

aj parquart | 3:00 p.m. Nov. 11, 2009
1-If homsosexuality were "widespread" in the Animal Kingdom, "THERE WOULD BE NO ANIMAL KINGDOM! einstein

Homosexuality in the animal kingdom is about the same percentage as humans - 5%. No problem with the other 95% procreating.

2-Once Religions are no longer exempt from the Gay Agenda, either through legislation or Marriage, the State will indeed have control of all Faith's.
(It's already happening in Europe and in Mass. Catholic Services can no longer participate in adoption services).

Please, not that MA Catholic Services again. They CHOSE to close their doors rather than not accept tax money. You cannot discriminate when you use government money because gays helped raise it!

3-Thankfully the LDS Church understands the craftiness of the LGBT movement. It's all about control, the ultimate goal of them is to control Religion and their beliefs.

We live in America. We have the strongest freedom of religion laws in the world. You will still get to believe that homosexuality is wrong even if gay marriage is the law of the land.

Quit fear-mongering. It is getting old.

tigerlily

Max:: You won't be hired because the church only hires those who have temple recommends

Exhausted

I'm exhausted with all of these comments. Holy cow. The church wasn't changing their stance, or trying to reach out, they were standing up for what they believe. They believe that everybody has basic rights, and shouldn't be discriminated against. I don't really understand why this is becoming such a big story, They are just asking for the same rights for others that they wish for themselves.

to -- Jack | 2:48 p.m.

hey jack. i post under anonymous and I have no idea what you are talking about... perhaps if you specify what time the post was made, we can follow along... but if you just say "anonymous" then you may as well be talking to yourself...

tigerlily

You know that this article and what took place has nothing to do with the gay marriage thing. Lds Bishops will never marry a gay couple.

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