Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mormons promoting equality

A lot of Mormons were upset at the support of their church for Prop8 and other anti-equality measures.

Mother Jones magazine features a profile of Fred Karger, who has investigated the link between the LDS and the hate-filled National Organization for Marriage (PDF of the profile here). Karger founded Californians Against Hate, and the Mormongate website.

But as with all churches not all members agree with the actions of the institution. A number of Mormon sites have sprung up Seeking Forgiveness, or advocating for equality (Mormons for Marriage). The latest one called Proposition Healing seeks to connect faithful Mormons with GLBT people to try to bridge the gap with communication. Many Mormons don't actually know GLBT people. It's all part of the conversation to reach the middle and change hearts and minds.

And it's another reason we must all come out and be ourselves.

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