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Church Supports Nondiscrimination Ordinances

10 November 2009 (updated 6 May 2024)

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Church Supports Nondiscrimination Ordinances

Wow! This is strange. In my news reader, I just received a press release from the LDS Church about support for nondiscrimination ordinance. However, the link is dead. And the article appears to have been removed.

“Church Supports Nondiscrimination Ordinances - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has declared its support of nondiscrimination regulations that would extend protection in matters of housing and employment in Salt Lake City to those with same-sex attraction.”

What does that mean? Site hacked? Story unapproved? Second thoughts?

On at least one occasion, previously, the LDS Church included a statement like this in a press release focused on another matter. However, they hadn’t taken steps to reaffirm the statement. Such reaffirmation would, in my estimation, be a constructive and wonderful thing. Bring it on!

By way of update, it appears that this post does in fact reflect an official press release made by the LDS Church. The Deseret News recently released “Text from LDS church regarding Salt Lake City’s non-discrimination ordinance.” Good news!

During the night, the LDS Church newsroom fixed the broken link to the announcement of Church support for nondiscrimination ordinances in Salt Lake City. This is a welcome announcement. I hope it is just the beginning of improvements in understanding and constructive dialog between the Church and advocates of gay rights.

Some may wonder why this issue is of such interest to me. Briefly, it is essential that we work toward ever increasing and expanding respect for persons of diverse types. The differences and challenges between gays and straights are not so great as those that biotechnology will enable in the future.

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