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Custom Facebook Profile Photos for UT SB 296 Campaign

Please consider using these “profile photos” on your own Facebook profile over the next couple months to let your friends and legislators know that, as a Mormon and a Utahn, you support the Utah Senate Bill “NONDISCRIMINATION and RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS AMENDMENTS” (SB296) which would guarantee workplace and housing opportunity for all Utahns regardless of sexual orientation…
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Custom Facebook Cover Images for Nondiscrimination Legislation

Please consider using these cover images on your own Facebook wall to let your friends and legislators know that, as a Mormon you support legislation in your state that would protect the right of your LGBT sisters and brothers while also respecting the religious liberties of those of faith. If you’re a Utahn, and you…
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MORMONS BUILDING BRIDGES HOSTS COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT UTAH NONDISCRIMINATION BILL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACTS Doree Burt: 435-512-1311 : doreeburt@gmail.com Corey Howard: 801-230-5158 : coreylynhoward@gmail.com MORMONS BUILDING BRIDGES HOSTS COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT UTAH NONDISCRIMINATION BILL  On January 21, Mormons Building Bridges will continue its public service initiative of hosting Community Conversations in public libraries along the Wasatch Front, engaging individuals of all backgrounds and philosophies in…
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Bravery Bulletin – Bishop Sets the Tone

Bravery Bulletin blog posts acknowledge regular people behaving in ways befitting a disciple of Christ that are powerful in their quiet simplicity. Those spotlighted in the Bravery Bulletin are often chosen because of their gentle, and seemingly simple, acts toward LGBTQI/SSA issues and people. Acknowledgement is given to a Salt Lake City bishop who, instead…
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Who is my neighbor? (Deseret News Op-Ed)

Originally posted  in the Deseret News, Friday, Jan. 10 2014 As Utahns grapple with the implications of last month’s court decisions regarding same-sex marriage, we have the opportunity to accept the beautiful and challenging invitation that is part of all religious traditions — to care about the well-being of the person who is most different from us,…
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Sunday Supplement – Search-Ponder-Pray video

“Sunday Supplement” blog posts are issued each Sunday as a supplement to the messages heard in our congregations and homes, with emphasis given to how the scriptures and counsel from church leaders can help us to reach out with love, empathy, and compassion. This simply beautiful rendition of a favorite song from the LDS Primary…
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EVENTS

JANUARY 21, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30pm (MST) Community Conversation sponsored by MBB Topic question: “Should the Utah legislature pass the Utah Housing and Employment Opportunity Act?” Community Conversations are held at public libraries along the Wasatch front and online via Google Hangout & YouTube. LINK to a shareable e-flyer. LINK to the Facebook event. LINK to this month’s…
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MBB 2014 THEME

“SEARCH, PONDER, AND PRAY” Mormons Building Bridges is pleased to announce their theme for the year 2014 and encourage all MBB participants to join in pursuing this theme. SEARCH– Be aware of the LGBTQI/SSA people in your life. PONDER-Listen to their stories, share yours with them. PRAY -To know things you can do to make your…
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BRAVERY BULLETIN

I nominate Jennifer Inman Morrison, for going to a conflict-charged and non-resolution-seeking meeting and behaving like this: “Jennifer is still singing “Jesus said love everyone, treat them kindly too” outside in the freezing cold as the organizers leave the building and channel 2 does their live segment. Bless her.” — Doree Jo Ashcraft Burt

Mormonsandgays.org Quotes and Discussion Questions

“I think what’s critical is that we try to resolve this in patience and with divine perspective, not trying to dictate to God how and what His answers will be to our prayers or when and how He might intervene in this situation, but trying to achieve and understand His perspective on things so that…
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