LDS Church Releases Statement on Main...

LDS Church Releases Statement on Main Street Gay Kiss Incident

There are 70 comments on the Fox13Now story from Jul 17, 2009, titled LDS Church Releases Statement on Main Street Gay Kiss Incident. In it, Fox13Now reports that:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently replied with a statement regarding an incident at the Main Street Plaza where two men were cited for trespassing for inappropriate behavior.

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go figure

United States

#1 Jul 17, 2009
the church has to have complete control of everything and everybody, and if they dont they throw a huge fit and put blame on somebody else.
ucc401k

Westerville, OH

#2 Jul 17, 2009
why is it so important to blame the church for this? The people involved were asked to leave and didn't. What we all have to remember is that these men were on private property and have to respect the owners wishes of that property.
John

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Jul 17, 2009
The LDS church intolerant. If these men want to love each other why can you not let them? How does their relationship hurt you in any way?
gay or straight

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Jul 17, 2009
The main street plaza is common place for families to gather. Gay or straight, inappropriate touching and kissing should not be done where families and young children gather. The LDS church would have done the same thing had it been a man and women. It's ridiculous that the gay community blames the LDS church for their troubles. It's not just the LDS church that believes marriage is between a man and a women. There are other Christian beliefs that feel the same. Just look at Miss California.
tbar

White Plains, NY

#5 Jul 17, 2009
There are only a few people who know what truly happened... and if this is what the church says happened (personally I believe the lds churches side) than they did the right thing. This is just a group of people that had there feelings hurt by an amendment in california when one group of people with certain beliefs, within there civil rights, voted against what they believed is wrong.
tbar

White Plains, NY

#6 Jul 17, 2009
Haha, I'm not really in minster, oh
The heritic

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 Jul 17, 2009
It looks like the LDS Church has gone into damage control mode. It's to little to late.
Chrissy

United States

#8 Jul 17, 2009
I dont think this is right at all I think we take to many things away from are guy persons in this world I do not understand its there life and if thats what they chose to do then thats there bussiness as of kissing on church property I think that the church should lay off of people so its there property but its our life we have the freedom to do as we want if they dont want someone kissing on there property put up a fence I think the church takes to controll to much here in utah and they need to lay off I was born and raied LDS and I left the church due to the way the treat people and I have seen people kiss in church and nouthing be said about it whats wrong is they want to be able to do what we all do and they cant but little do most people know the LDS do all kinds of things that they say not to do so before you LDS talk look at your own back yard.
LDS Church Sucks

Bozeman, MT

#9 Jul 17, 2009
Who cares - the church is sooooo far out of touch with reality it just needs to continue to preach the crap it preaches.
top cop

Spring, TX

#10 Jul 17, 2009
To those who do not like the LDS Church, Mormons, their leaders and what they stand for then LEAVE the state of Utah. They were there Long before you and will be there a LONG time after you. See ya!!!
Oli

Kaysville, UT

#11 Jul 17, 2009
I don't get what the big deal is. Surely there are still intelligent people who have a sense of their surroundings, and what is appropriate based on a physical location.<br>I am so tired of everyone hating the church for their position on a certain topic, which has not changed since the inception of the church. <br> I mean come on, I am gay friendly, and I believe in equal rights for everyone, but why protest a religious organization who does not set out to hurt anyone.<br>Surely no institution can stand for everything. Protesting the church is a complete waste of time, and an activity reserved for the mindless . It is clear that the venue the 2 gentlemen choose was not appropriate, for that type of conduct, regardless of gender or preference. What's up with the church haters anyway?
la_la_la

Pleasant Grove, UT

#12 Jul 17, 2009
It shouldn't matter if you love a person of the same sex or the oppistite sex love is love. People should be able to show that they love each other the place and the way they want. Why does it matter if they kissed it is just a kiss. nothing more.
Lindsey - Orem

Springville, UT

#13 Jul 17, 2009
I don't care what the GLBT community chooses to do amongst themselves, however if someone asks you to not do something on their property, WHEREVER that may be, you should respect their wishes. I haven't ever known the church to attack people, be out of line, or be disrespectful. I also think that any couple that chooses to act like this is seeking attention for their "community" especially if it is contrary to what someone else or group might believe. We all know that the church does not endorse GLBT.
happy go lucky

United States

#14 Jul 17, 2009
I think its really sad that these two are trying to force the church to apologize when they were trying to provoke the staff to a confrontation. I have seen them myself trying to gain attention in the plaza to stir people to anger. They act all innocent but they are far from it and I wish the media would quit playing into the snare they are trying to lay for the church. I have nothing against the gay community but feel that some gay people if they dont like then they should move to somewhere other than a place that is trying to maintain true values and are being ruined by rude people.
taggart

Saint George, UT

#15 Jul 17, 2009
I think that the two gay people are now just trying to hide what they actually did. Too many people will try to tell the story in their own favor, and will streatch the truth to put them in a better light for all to see. My opinion about these two is that they are lying through their teeth, first they had more to drink than they are letting on and second they are trying to push their own stupidity on others. When and if the truth comes out they will be arrested for filing a false report.
Julie

Clearfield, UT

#16 Jul 17, 2009
I have been to the plaza several times and have never even seen security.While I'm sure they are there , they aren't standing all over the place waiting to kick people out. The two men make is sound like they kissed and were instantly surrounded by security demanding they leave. If they had really just shared a kiss then continued to walk on through. what reason would security have for asking them to leave. It would be pointless to ask them to leave if they were already leaving.
hipppy gir

Roy, UT

#17 Jul 17, 2009
that is stupid gay relationnships shouldn't be the big deal it is just like a normal couple just with two of the same sex.so people should be greatful for theas peoople who stand up to the man !
Tommy Adams

United States

#18 Jul 17, 2009
Why did those two boys have to cut through the plaza? Why couldn't they just walk the long way around? Chances are they wanted to get attention. I hope that any of those Homosexual couples that joins that kiss-in gets arrested.
awesome123

United States

#19 Jul 17, 2009
I think that the lds church should mind there own bisness why does it matter if a gay couple kisses each other there not hurting any body the lds church is just making a fool of them selfs they need to take care and worry about them selfs in stead of others!!!!
Ashley

Orem, UT

#20 Jul 17, 2009
I love that the protesters of the LDS church say they're being too controlling and then say the church should put up a fence so that no one can even cross the property. What kind of hypocrisy is that? I don't have a fence around my yard, but if I saw two gay guys making out on my property I'd ask them to leave. Period. If I saw a straight couple making out in my yard, I would ask them to leave also. Does that make me anti-gay? NO! It makes me a property owner with morals. You can't tell me that I would be allowed to do whatever I wanted on your property whether you agreed with it or not.(And if you watch the Fox13 news report, the gay guys change their story from the beginning of the report to the end... I have to say that makes me believe the Church report more than the gay guys stutterings.)

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