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The Shock of the New

There is certainly one thing that those delighted and those dismayed with recent Supreme Court rulings can agree upon: change in prevailing attitudes toward LGBT people has taken place at breathtaking speed. It seems centuries ago that the likes of Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell led campaigns against gay Americans, or the people of Colorado…
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MBB Testimony to Utah Senate committee hearing on the Non-discrimination Bill

My name is Doree Burt. Thank you for letting me be here. I wrote my notes down to get through them in a good amount of time, so please excuse my lack of eye contact. I have no titles, no credentials, but I wear my Eagle Scout mothers’ pins as jewelry, have flags of countries…
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Where Two or Three are Gathered…

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.                                                                                        – Matthew 18:20 When more than 300 Latter-day Saints marched in the Utah Pride Parade it became clear that for many active committed Mormons the time had come to publicly reach out to their LGBTQI/SSA brothers and sisters.…
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Where two or three are gathered: can your LDS ward be an engine for change?

Circling the Wagons Conference, Salt Lake City,Utah  November 3, 2012  Erika P. Munson At it’s best and it’s worst, an LDS ward is like a small town. Everyone can really know everyone. The sheer number of hours we spend together gives us the opportunity to know each other’s back story. The ethic of service runs…
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