Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds announces LOVELOUD concert

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  • gca626 South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 2, 2017 2:08 p.m.

    Why please? It is a minority of LDS people and LGBT people who are discriminatory and intolerant. Every population has haters. And both the LDS communities and the LGBT communities are working to combat hate and discrimination among their own. (Haters rarely respond to appeals from the people they hate.) It reminds me somewhat of the feminists' 'rape culture'...beating everyone over the head for the actions of a few. Or the race-baiters....looking for discrimination under every rock, and thinking they've found it everywhere. YES people discriminate...but they are the minority rogue element that everyone always suffers with, and we must look at them as individuals rather than groups. NOT doing so is...guess what....intolerance.

  • Madden Herriman, UT
    Aug. 2, 2017 9:34 a.m.

    The intent seems great. LGBT people have been bullied and marginalized for years, and the recent legal, social and political gains have been a boon to them, yet we still have problems with higher rates of mental health issues (e.g. depression, suicide) among LGBT youth. Faithful LDS people will continue to try to walk the line of love and tolerance, while holding a belief that LGBT behavior is a significant sin - but as with any sin, we can and should love the sinner.

    A continued adversarial stance between faithful LDS people and LGBT activist groups is not going to help the situation.

    News outlets love to follow lawsuits and dramatic conflicts, but in real life now more than ever, we see that the LGBT and LDS community can live together just fine, especially when it comes to supporting youth who are at risk. While one event like this won't change the world, it continues to help move the needle in the direction we need.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 2, 2017 8:34 a.m.

    Of concern here is the image he portrays as a vocal member of the LDS Church and how that's interpreted by the rest of the world as relating to Church policy on the matter. Tolerance of ideals should not conflict with the Church's stand on morality.

  • Ron Swanson Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 2, 2017 8:25 a.m.

    @ialaw has it right, Tolerance for behavior contrary to God's will is completely different than tolerance for those doing the behavior.

  • Capsaicin Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2017 4:34 p.m.

    I bet he changes the world and we all live happily ever after in peace and harmony.

  • IAlaw Malvern, IA
    Aug. 1, 2017 12:38 p.m.

    Please don't over-interpret this sincere question, directed at DN and fellow saints:

    Are the philosophies behind the movement to legitimize/celebrate LGBTQ+ consistent with The Family Proclamation?

    If not, do we distance ourselves from the Proclamation in our effort to paint ourselves as tolerant?