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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kelly

United States

#41 Jul 17, 2009
We were better off socially and financially when THEY were in the closet. How much money and time is spent on stupid lawsuits. Research it for yourself.
ADG

Salt Lake City, UT

#42 Jul 17, 2009
suzieQ22 wrote:
There is no doubt in my mind that if it were one of the numerous "straight" couples that were "passionatly kissing" at the Plaza, nothing would have been said. Because it was a gay couple, the church felt it was their responsiblity to make these two men conform to their standards. Love is love, regardless of gender. Deal with it. The homosexual community is not going to go away just because the church does not approve. We are here and our relationships deserve the same respect as straight relationships!
Im not gay but i do have plenty of friends that are and i agree with you, it shouldnt matter what your sexuality is, everyone should deserve to be treated the same, which the church is to blind and stupid to see it that way.
Alan Jensen

United States

#43 Jul 17, 2009
The LDS Church has been very clear on what its beliefs are on this alternate life style. Here we have these two people stating that the Church refuses to respect thier way of life and that they were asked to leave church property due to thier life style that they are living. The funny thing about this, is that they knew what the churches beliefs are and purposly walked through church property engaging in thier life style giving the church no respect in thier beliefs. I think these people purposly did this in order to cause another uprising in the gay comunity and have thier 15 minutes of fame. The law might be able to say that we have to accept this kind of behavior on public property, but there should be a place where LDS faith people can go and not have to look at things that they believe to be wrong. The only places left for us to go and not have to see these kinds of acts are in our own homes and on Church property. If these people want the respect of others then they need to start giving respect to the people that do not beleive in the alternate life style that they have chosen for themselfs.

A. Jensen

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#44 Jul 17, 2009
Brad Johnson wrote:
Every one has there agency and they have a right to do immoral and foolish things but I dont see why they the want to blame the church for their stupid disgusting behavior,They wanted to be left alone ,well leave us alone. go home, you are acountable for your own actions, you are marching to the wrong drummer.
Guess what Brad..I'm not going home. You want your Morg to be left alone? Stop sticking your Morg nose in other states' business..stop trying to cram your Morg beliefs down other people's throats...You SHOULD be ashamed of yourselves, it's pretty telling that you aren't.
KaTee

United States

#45 Jul 17, 2009
What a publicity stunt against an organization that they think had some votes against the Gay Marriage Issue in California. On the News they had smirks on their faces and was acting like the victims. I choose to believe the churches side rather than a couple of gay guys that had been drinking at the time. Get over yourselves. Right always prevails.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#46 Jul 17, 2009
KaTee wrote:
Right always prevails.
Yes, KaTee, in the end, truth wins. Are ya ready?
Robert Evan Howard

Tooele, UT

#47 Jul 17, 2009
The lds church is only interested in ensuring it’s members have more rights then others. That way they have a greater impact on society in it’s entirety from the mormon point of view. They should PONY UP A GOD or give back the money, property and donated time they took from them by convincing them gods are real.— Bigots Are Us / stop motion ----
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Ashley

Orem, UT

#48 Jul 17, 2009
Alan Jensen wrote:
The LDS Church has been very clear on what its beliefs are on this alternate life style. Here we have these two people stating that the Church refuses to respect thier way of life and that they were asked to leave church property due to thier life style that they are living. The funny thing about this, is that they knew what the churches beliefs are and purposly walked through church property engaging in thier life style giving the church no respect in thier beliefs. I think these people purposly did this in order to cause another uprising in the gay comunity and have thier 15 minutes of fame. The law might be able to say that we have to accept this kind of behavior on public property, but there should be a place where LDS faith people can go and not have to look at things that they believe to be wrong. The only places left for us to go and not have to see these kinds of acts are in our own homes and on Church property. If these people want the respect of others then they need to start giving respect to the people that do not beleive in the alternate life style that they have chosen for themselfs.
A. Jensen
Thank you. I completely agree.
Utah Future

Salt Lake City, UT

#49 Jul 17, 2009
I think that the state has let the church run Utah long enough...We need an unbiast opinion here....I plan to run for Gov......
mike

Salt Lake City, UT

#50 Jul 17, 2009
Hey, if you want to be gay.....GO BE GAY!!! I don't care, just don't flaunt it in my face, go somewhere private.
Mickey

Salt Lake City, UT

#51 Jul 18, 2009
I don't care who you are, somethings are just not done in public I've witnessed heterosexual couples doing things I am not comfortable with and I tell them to get a room.
opinionated

Salt Lake City, UT

#52 Jul 18, 2009
News flash: There are more people than Mormons and Gays in the this valley and they are sick of hearing about this non-news. The only reason this is even being featured in the news is that there is nothing else going on or it would have been relegated to the non-news status. How bout this story go the way of the dinosaur?
What a croc

Salt Lake City, UT

#53 Jul 18, 2009
Un believe able The hate From People ,I am not gay But I believe in equal rights for all in the USA
Science is More Better

Eugene, OR

#54 Jul 18, 2009
Alan Jensen wrote:
The LDS Church has been very clear on what its beliefs are on this alternate life style. Here we have these two people stating that the Church refuses to respect thier way of life and that they were asked to leave church property due to thier life style that they are living. The funny thing about this, is that they knew what the churches beliefs are and purposly walked through church property engaging in thier life style giving the church no respect in thier beliefs. I think these people purposly did this in order to cause another uprising in the gay comunity and have thier 15 minutes of fame. The law might be able to say that we have to accept this kind of behavior on public property, but there should be a place where LDS faith people can go and not have to look at things that they believe to be wrong. The only places left for us to go and not have to see these kinds of acts are in our own homes and on Church property. If these people want the respect of others then they need to start giving respect to the people that do not beleive in the alternate life style that they have chosen for themselfs.
A. Jensen
Again. There is a public easement on this property. It is effectively a public park.
Keep it Clean

Cedar City, UT

#55 Jul 18, 2009
Alan Jensen wrote:
The LDS Church has been very clear on what its beliefs are on this alternate life style. Here we have these two people stating that the Church refuses to respect thier way of life and that they were asked to leave church property due to thier life style that they are living. The funny thing about this, is that they knew what the churches beliefs are and purposly walked through church property engaging in thier life style giving the church no respect in thier beliefs. I think these people purposly did this in order to cause another uprising in the gay comunity and have thier 15 minutes of fame. The law might be able to say that we have to accept this kind of behavior on public property, but there should be a place where LDS faith people can go and not have to look at things that they believe to be wrong. The only places left for us to go and not have to see these kinds of acts are in our own homes and on Church property. If these people want the respect of others then they need to start giving respect to the people that do not beleive in the alternate life style that they have chosen for themselfs.
A. Jensen
I don't think the LDS church asked these guys to leave because of their lifestyle. They were asked to leave because their behavior was inappropriate. Two heterosexuals would have been asked to leave the property, also, if they had been behaving inappropriately in a public place.
Monica

Salt Lake City, UT

#56 Jul 18, 2009
It is so disrespectful for these men to do this on church property. The LDS church isn't know for being violent, or lying, so why would they change the facts about the kiss? If you are on private property doing something they don't want you to do, you need to respect their wishes. If I went to your home and started spray painting your house you would ask me to stop and leave since it's your private property. This incident needs to be seen in that same light.

“ALWAYS IN SEARCH OF TRUTH”

Since: Aug 08

San Francisco, CA

#57 Jul 18, 2009
i don't believe anything that the LDS church says. NOT ONE DAMNED THING.
rodger

Woods Cross, UT

#58 Jul 18, 2009
So, then why is THE CHURCH security department (goon squad) trying to slander these two men now. I would say that the two security goons need further training in the people skills department. It has taken them a week to decide that the men were intoxicated and release a statement as such. If these men were in fact intoxicated, why weren't they given a breathalizer test as is standard protocol by the local police and where are the security tapes of the incident?(Erased perhaps)
A judge will subpoena them, of course, the judge is also owned by THE CHURCH. Let us not forget who has the power in this city.
rodger

Woods Cross, UT

#59 Jul 18, 2009
Dee wrote:
I live out of state and I am tired of the gay comunity pushing there views on everyone.
Evidently, DEE, you've never lived under the thumb of the Mormon Church. We call this place we are in "Behind the ZION CURTON". When you finally get a clue of what you are talking about, please feel free to respond. Otherwise, keep it to yourself. Its not just gays, it is people not of THE FAITH as well. There are more issues than your narrow little mind could possibly comprehend.
So, BUTT OUT!! Please!?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#60 Jul 18, 2009
Why haven't they released the security tapes? I can't imagine why...

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