SALT LAKE CITY -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today in response to a press conference organized by Affirmation:

It has always been the intent of the Church to engage in an open and honest discussion with Affirmation leaders to listen to their concerns. When the Church was originally approached by Affirmation, Church officials offered a much earlier meeting date. The meeting was put on hold until August at Affirmations request.

Read the full statement at MormonTimes.com