Comments about ‘Loud applause follows Mormons Building Bridges along Utah Pride Parade route’

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Published: Sunday, June 2 2013 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Contrarius
Lebanon, TN

Hey, this news about the Pride Parade is great. And kudos to the Mormons Building Bridges group -- what a great thing you are doing. And I LOVE that some folks came in their BSA outfits!

A big round of applause from me to all of y'all. Keep up the good work!

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

I had a nephew and a niece, both active members of the church, marching in the parade today. Proud of them!

And btw, this is the _best_ parade in Utah.

airnaut
Everett, 00

What the?...
This was today?

I missed it!

Where was the announcements for it?

Kudos to everyone who attended,
and Thanks Mormons Building Bridges!
Wished I could've been there with you!!

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

As I have loved you, Love one another. This new commandment: Love one
another. By this shall men know. Ye are my disciples.

Jesus never said hate and disparage all you disagree with. Glad to see people marched to build bridges.

Pragmatic
Salt Lake City, UT

Beautiful. Thank you Mormon Building Bridges. You are true Disciples of Christ and have set a wonderful example or many.

Sego Lilly
Salt Lake City, UT

pride.
noun
1.
a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.

2.
the state or feeling of being proud.

3.
a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one's position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.

4.
pleasure or satisfaction taken in something done by or belonging to oneself or believed to reflect credit upon oneself: civic pride.

5.
something that causes a person or persons to be proud: His art collection was the pride of the family.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Wonderful festival this year with incredible turnout!

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Well I will have to re evaluate my support for a few so called corporate sponsors! Bye Bye

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@mohcat

Pretty sure they are not going to miss you since you now represent an ever shrinking minority opinion. See ya

sharrona
layton, UT

RE: Contrarius,”"… and thou shalt love(*agape) thy neighbor as thyself; I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:18 LXX)=The Greek O.T..
The second(commandment) is this: ‘Love(*agape)your neighbor as yourself.’…(Mark 12:31)
*Agape Love, The Lord(YHWH/Jesus) did not say eros(erotic) love. A neighbor ,according to Christ, any other man irrespective of nation or religion with whom we live or whom we chance to meet.
Ephesians 6:2,3. Honor your Father and Mother”=[not significant Others],which is the first commandment with a promise. God distinguishes father and mother from all other persons on earth, chooses them and sets them next to Himself, occupying the highest place in our lives next to God..

Betcha
Waltham, MA

Wow, Some of you people should head back to school and learn how to count, the article said, "Tens of Thousands of people" are you kidding me? I don't know where you were looking, but I saw the whole thing, and maybe 7 or 8 thousand at the MOST... I know this organizations wants to think that they are in the majority, but your not. Maybe you could really feel pride in yourselves when you stop trying to be something your not, and stop trying to think you belong to something bigger than it is.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

@Mohokat,

Those corporate sponsors include Zions Bank, Wells Fargo, Chase, FedEx, Lexus, EMC, US Bank, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, SmartWater, Nordstrom, HBO, CBS, AT&T, Audi, and Lexus just to name a few. Just to be safe you should probably never buy anything from anyone or do any business anywhere at all. Have fun.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Every day is a cause for a celebration, life is a single jump for joy. Love, honor, and friendship go together to stay together. It takes a life time to have a good reputation and a fraction of a second to destroy it.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

I'm not sure what parade the DN photographer attended, but the Pride Parade photos I saw were far more revealing.
Is this newspaper trying to sell us something?

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Ah, I knew the anti's would show up sometime. Finally, we were missing you guys.

pburt
Logan, UT

airnaut, the main Internet site for Mormons Building Bridges in on Facebook. If you join there you can get reminders of the parade and other events they are sponsoring or participating in. They are a joy to be around--no political agenda, just love and understanding for all.

Kellie
Orem, UT

I knew a gay guy who was devastated when he found out that all of his non-gay friends loved him but they thought his gay lifestyle was perverted. He thought that by virtue of being his good friends that they accepted his gay lifestyle too. Nope. Just because someone is friends with a gay person doesn't mean they support homosexuality.

rhappahannock
Washington, DC

The real bridges that the church needs to build are in Africa, where the church is growing rapidly. That is where the real work of church is being accomplished.

However, many churches are growing rapidly in Africa, and Islam is also growing rapidly. From a strategy standpoint, it is vital that the church devote more resources to the work in Africa, as it will pay off in the long-term establishment of the church. It makes little sense to devote so many missionaries to areas with little success when the field is ripe in Africa.

The entire "pride parade supporters" is a distraction. The GLBT community is simply never going to agree with the church on fundamental practices. It is much more important to build bridges, churches, and schools in Africa.

joe5
South Jordan, UT

I was at church (where I knew I am supposed to be). Being fast Sunday, we held testimony meeting. I listened carefully as person after person stood up and expressed faith, humility, gratitude and love. Sunday school and priesthood classes were both built around messages of service for others.

I couldn't help but contrast what I was experiencing with what I knew was going on outside the doors of our church. A parade centered on pride. A focus on self instead of others. Demanding speeches instead of gratitude. Judgement of those who don't share the same opinion instead of love.

I'm glad I was where I was.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

It is not just a Boy Scout issue. I had a boss who was not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nor any of his family members. His children were treated similar with the children of the LDS families in his neighborhood until his children became teenagers and then they were treated differently than the other LDS children and basically ostracized from dealing with the LDS children and families.

Almost all families and extended families have children who may have different views and beliefs than one believes in. However, Christ did tell us to love one another. We should teach our children that principle along with others that teach our children. We may need to be screen the difference of actions versus the person’s beliefs. It is not easy but there are so many reason children are influenced or changed by other’s actions, such as abuse or other influences.

It is too hard to know all circumstances of a person’s life and experiences. Christ didn’t say love everyone except “that one”. It is incumbent on us to show love to all people.

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