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Press Reports for August/September 2015

Sep 28, 2015 Religion News Service about why Mormons still seek to cure their gayness. Conversion therapies don’t work, experts say, so why do gay Mormons still seek them out?   Sep 20, 2015 Provo Pride and MBB Hugging Booth http://www.sltrib.com/home/2968636-155/provo-pride-fest-boosts-lgbt-visibility   Sep 13, 2015 Anne McMullin Pfeffer wrote an Op-Ed for the Salt Lake…
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Press Reports for July 2015

July 31, 2015 Sit With Me Sunday Scholarship listed in article about Utah Community Foundation. http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/26782995/article-The-Community-Foundation-of-Utah-awards-more-scholarships-than-ever-before?instance=more_local_news1 July 23, 2015 Erika Munson was interviewed for this story on the Miracle of Forgiveness. http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/2762815-155/lds-classic-miracle-of-forgiveness-fading July 18, 2015 Gigi Ballif Arrington’s letter to the Provo Herald about MBB marching in Provo Pride Parade. http://www.heraldextra.com/news/opinion/local-guest-opinions/guest-opinion-lgbt-deserve-spot-in-provo-parade/article_fa46b652-fdaf-55c9-8b4f-0e8d43667f8e.html July 4, 2015 MBB…
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Leave the 99 and Reach the One

Sacrament Talk I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 14 years old. I was, and still am the only member of my family. I was raised in a loving, supportive, non-religious household. Let me explain 2 aspects that prompted my journey to faith in my youth.…
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Community Conversation

In light of the national legalization of same-sex marriage, we invite you to an evening in which each of us can engage with and process what this Supreme Court decision might mean for the LGBT, SSA and LDS communities, as well as for our nation at large.  (link to Facebook event) Community Conversations are an…
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Leading with Love…Imagine the Difference

The MBB Approach. In accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Mormons Building Bridges community is dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to all who identify as LGBTQI and those who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. Yet since it’s inception, the Mormons Building Bridges community has been criticized – some fair, some unfair…
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Press Reports for June 2015

June 30, 2015 Doree Burt was interviewed about the Supreme Court ruling. http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_6388f05a-1eb4-11e5-9a59-6b93d5ddb047.html   June 19, 2015 MBB got a mention and a link to our website in the World Religion News. Mormons Attend Utah Pride Festival in Support of Equality   June 10, 2015 Huffington Post featured story on Mormons for Equality and also…
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Press Reports for May 2015

May 26, 2015 City Weekly’s Pride issue includes Sara Jade and an account of marching with MBB in 2012. http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/my-first-march/Content?oid=2832155   May 26, 2015 Rodney Johnson’s letter to SL Tribune about MBB marching in Days of ’47. http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2553785-155/letter-parade-officials-need-to-catch   May 26, 2015 NewNowNext reported on MBB rejection from local parades. http://www.newnownext.com/lgbt-outreach-group-banned-from-mormon-parades/05/2015/   May 25, 2015…
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Press Reports for April 2015

April 16, 2015 Josh and Lolly Weed object to their inclusion in anti-gay Supreme Court amicus brief. MBB is mentioned. http://www.sltrib.com/home/2400859-155/mormon-couple-object-to-inclusion-in   April 12, 2015 MBB Hugging Booth in Phoenix is at about 1:21 in this video. http://www.azfamily.com/clip/11382001/phoenix-pride-festival

Who is the One, and Who are the Ninety-nine ?

    When you hear the parable of the Shepherd who leaves his ninety-nine sheep seeking after the one who has wandered away—who do you see as the one and who do you see as the ninety-nine ?   Has the one, wandering, sheep gone off, ignoring the shepherd and dismissing the flock ? Is…
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A Wonderful Opportunity to Practice Discipleship

There are strong feelings on both sides of the same sex marriage issue. In an effort to set a tone and expectation in our congregations that we love one another, especially when we have a difference of opinion, Bishops have been proactive in sharing messages like the following in their Sacrament Meetings. Please consider sharing this message…
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