LDS Family Fellowship

LDS Family Fellowship is a support organization, engaged in strengthening relationships between LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) individuals, their families and friends.

We believe that LGBTQ individuals are great blessings to their families, communities and society at large. We strive to become more understanding and appreciative of each other and seek to put behind us all attitudes that are anti-family, threaten loving relationships or drive family members apart.

All who can support these goals are welcome to contribute to our group.


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Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of nationwide marriage equality, brave couples from all 50 states stood up and fought back against regressive laws through the courts and state legislatures to expand equal rights for all. They lived openly and honestly, shared their stories of struggle and love with the nation, and moved hearts and minds like never before.

Dozens of courageous couples took their fight for marriage equality to court, including Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the 2015 Supreme Court case that brought nationwide marriage equality.

In January 2015, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidation of Jim's case with the cases of other plaintiffs from Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee. David Michener & William Herbert Ives, Robert Grunn, Nicole Yorksmith & Pamela Yorksmith, Joseph J. Vitale & Robert Talmas, Brittani Henry & Brittni Rogers, Kelly Noe & Kelly McCraken, Gregory Bourke & Michael DeLeon, Randell Johnson & Paul Campion, Jimmy Meade & Luther Barlowe, Kimberly Franklin & Tamera Boyd, Maurice Blanchard & Dominique James, Timothy Love & Lawrence Ysunza, Joy "Johno" Espejo & Matthew Mansell, Kellie Miller & Vanessa DeVillez, Sergeant Ijpe DeKoe & Thomas Kostura, Valeria Tanco & Sophia Jesty and April DeBoer & Jayne Rowse, were just some of the brave individuals and couples that fought for marriage equality in those states over the past several years.

Only a few short months later, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges on April 28, 2015, and ruled in favor of marriage equality on June 26, 2015.

One year later we honor the brave plaintiffs who helped pave the way for nationwide marriage equality - an important milestone in the fight for full LGBTQ equality. But there is more work ahead. Currently, 32 states lack fully-inclusive non-discrimination protections for LGBT people in housing, employment,and public accommodations, meaning that despite the Supreme Court ruling making marriage equality the law of the land. LGBT Americans can now marry in every state, but remain at real risk for discrimination. No one should be fired, denied an apartment, or refused service because of who they are. Last year on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision, Congress introduced a solution: the Equality Act. The Equality Act would guarantee protections from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity virtually every area of LGBTQ people's lives from the school room to the court room to the board room. Learn more about the Equality Act.

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Author: Carolyn Simon
Posted: June 25, 2016, 5:02 pm

Three years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) in Shelby County v. Holder, and in five months America will vote in the first presidential election in 50 years without full Voting Rights Act protections.  The consequences could be far reaching affecting the make up of Congress, state legislatures, and even the Supreme Court itself.

The VRA has been hailed as one of the most important pieces of American legislation – a true Congressional landmark. Banning racial discrimination in voting, it ensured that state and municipal governments were prohibited from passing legislation that would deny Americans the equal right to vote regardless of their race. Since its initial passage, Congress has amended the VRA 5 times to expand its protections. However, on June 23, 2013 the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Section 4(b) of the VRA was unconstitutional.

Section 4(b) of the VRA contained the coverage formula which was the basis for determining which jurisdictions were subject to a federal court review of any changes to state voting laws, known as preclearance, as required by Section 5 of the VRA. While the Court did not touch Section 5, removing the formula within Section 4(b) effectively allowed states and local governments to bypass federal preclearance before implementing any changes to their voting rights laws or practices.

Within the past three years 17 states have passed laws that infringe on the right to vote. These laws have ranged from strict photo ID requirements to restrictions on where and when voters can register and vote. For perspective, over 16 million registered voters in the U.S. lack a current government-issued photo ID. LGBTQ people of color, LGBTQ youth and transgender Americas are among those most affected by a weakened voting rights law. Transgender people are particularly vulnerable to voting discrimination and disenfranchisement due primarily to challenges around valid identification documents. In addition, many LGBTQ people face compounded discrimination based on other characteristics, including race, age and socio-economic status. These vulnerabilities weaken the entire community’s voting power.

At a time where the LGBTQ community is experiencing tremendous legislative backlash, we must continue to work with our coalition partners to restore the Voting Rights Act.  The strength of the LGBTQ community, our legal protections and our democracy depends on nothing less. 


Author: Sarah Warbelow
Posted: June 25, 2016, 1:40 pm

This Sunday, we will mark one year since the Supreme Court decided in favor of loving, committed same-sex couples nationwide, making marriage equality the law of the land. Since the historic ruling, approximately 123,000 same-sex couples have gotten married across the United States.

According to Gallup, that means that the percentage of married same-sex couples has increased over 10 percent since the historic ruling.

“The proportion of same-sex cohabiting couples who are married has increased from 38 percent to 49 percent in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide,” Gallup reported. “The proportion of married same-sex couples remains higher in states in which the practice had been legal before the Supreme Court's ruling – 52 percent to 39 percent, with only a slight closing of the gap in the past year.”

Additionally, Gallup reported that one in 10 LGBTQ adults report being married to a same-sex spouse.

Nationwide marriage equality ensured that married same-sex couples are recognized on the state level for tax purposes, healthcare decision-making, and inheritance determinations.  On the federal level, these couples gained access to critical lifeline benefits like Social Security and Veterans spousal benefits-- programs that remained out of reach for couples that were unable to marry.

As we celebrate the thousands of newly married couples and this victory, we thank the LGBTQ advocates and allies who worked tirelessly for decades to make nationwide marriage equality a reality.


Author: Hayley Miller
Posted: June 24, 2016, 11:00 pm

Today, HRC responded to breaking news reports that on July 1, the Department of Defense will finally announce an end to the ban on transgender people serving openly in our military.

“At long last, thousands of brave transgender patriots will be able to serve our nation openly with the respect they deserve,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “This historic announcement will not only extend long-overdue recognition to thousands of transgender service members, it will strengthen our military and our nation. By turning the page on this disgraceful policy, we will now be able to recruit and retain the very best candidates, rather than discharging highly-trained, talented transgender service members for no other reason than who they are.”

In July 2015, the Pentagon announced a working group to study how to modify existing regulations to allow open transgender military service. The working group was expected to complete its review after six months and provide options for how to address the various regulations needed to be updated in order to allow for open service by transgender people.

According to the Williams Institute, there are approximately 15,500 actively serving transgender members of the U.S. military, making the Department of Defense (DoD) the largest employer of transgender people in America. These courageous men and women were forced to serve in silence by DoD medical regulations prohibiting their service and requiring their separation from the military if discovered – regulations that were outdated and out of step with current medical practice. The outdated regulations have significant implications on our nation’s military readiness and on the transgender service members who are currently risking their lives around the world – sometimes in combat zones – while being unable to be their authentic selves or seek the medical care they need.  A service member who is able to be open and honest about his or her gender identity and receive appropriate care is more productive and more focused on their job.

Eighteen other nations, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Israel, allow transgender people to serve openly in their militaries. U.S. service members have been serving alongside their transgender counterparts from these allied forces since at least 2001.

Unlike the statutory ban that interfered with lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members from serving (known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”), the ban on transgender military service was just policy and only required action by the DoD to update.


Author: Stephen Peters
Posted: June 24, 2016, 9:17 pm

The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, a collection of small North Atlantic islands, held a non-binding referendum on marriage equality and same-sex civil unions on Thursday.

The Royal Gazette reported today that voters rejected both options by 69 percent and 63 percent, respectively. However, in a message to HRC Global, Tony Brannon of Same Love Bermuda said the results of the referendum are invalid as turnout did not meet the required 50 percent threshold.

Since the results are non-binding and the minimum voter turnout threshold was not met, the government will not be required to take action based on the results. But The Royal Gazette also reported earlier this week that Premier Michael Dunkley indicated the referendum results would guide elected officials as it would represent the “will of the people.”

Groups such as OUTBermuda have made it clear that regardless of the disappointing outcome of the referendum, the government has responsibilities and obligations to legally recognize and protect LGBTQ people and families.

Brannon also criticized the government decision to grant “charity status” to the opposition Preserve Marriage campaign, which allowed them to raise significant sums from U.S.-based anti-equality donors (who can claim tax exemptions on the donations).

"We join LGBTQ activists and human rights champions in Bermuda in expressing our shock and disappointment on the results of this referendum,” said Ty Cobb, Director of HRC Global. “Regardless of this unfortunate outcome, HRC remains committed to supporting efforts to extend marriage equality and full human rights protections to LGBTQ people in Bermuda."

Many activists and groups, such as OUTBermuda, have opposed the referendum on the grounds that it could curtail the rights of sexual and gender minorities. OUTBermuda and The Rainbow Alliance also criticized the $350,000 cost for taxpayers, arguing that the money would have been better spent on education and other purposes.  

While the results of yesterday’s referendum represent an unfortunate setback, Bermuda has made several advances on LGBTQ rights in recent years. Consensual sex between men was decriminalized in 1994, although the age of consent remains higher for same-sex couples. In June 2013, Bermuda banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but the law did not include protections based on gender identity. An attempt to introduce marriage equality had been voted down in Parliament that same month.

Conservative anti-LGBTQ extremists from the United States, such as Brad Harrub, visited Bermuda in recent months attempting to foment anti-LGBTQ animus in advance of the referendum. Harrub speciously claimed that marriage equality could lead to the spread of paedophilia, bestiality and polygamy. He is part of a group of American extremists  working tirelessly to undercut LGBTQ people around the world.

You can read more about HRC Global’s work by signing up for the newsletter HRC Global News here.


 


Author: Saurav Jung Thapa
Posted: June 24, 2016, 8:16 pm

Post submitted by Charles Girard, Coordinator, HRC Welcoming Schools

This Sunday marks one year since the Supreme Court of the U.S. declared marriage equality the law of the land. Since then, families and schools across the nation have used HRC’s Welcoming Schools Project’s resource, “Who Can Marry Whom?” to talk about family diversity with children.

This guide underscores key points to mention to children when discussing marriage equality such as:

  • “People can fall in love and want to be in a relationship, no matter their gender.”
  • “Marriage is about love, commitment and responsibility.”

Who Can Marry Whom?” also provides sample answers to questions like:

  • “How can two women have children? Don’t you need a dad?”
  • “If two men get married, doesn’t that mean they’re gay? Isn’t that weird?”

Looking for more resources and guides to help you discuss LGBTQ topics with students, children or other youth in your life? Welcoming Schools has plenty of book suggestions, lesson plans, and other materials to help the young people in your life understand and embrace LGBTQ people.

HRC Welcoming Schools is the nation's premier program dedicated to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools that celebrate family diversity and LGBTQ-inclusion, prevent biased-based bullying and gender stereotyping, and embrace all students. We envision a day when all schools will truly be Welcoming Schools.


Author: HRC staff
Posted: June 24, 2016, 8:00 pm

Today, HRC, along with eleven partner organizations, expressed support for the LGBTQ community in Turkey in the wake of recent police violence and a government ban on LGBTQ pride parades in Istanbul.

Last weekend, Turkish police fired rubber bullets, utilized water cannons, and released tear gas to disperse peaceful marchers gathered for a trans pride parade in the central Istanbul neighborhood of Taksim. Authorities also rejected parade permits for a general LGBTQ pride celebration that is still scheduled for June 26th in Istanbul. Police cited concerns over safety and difficulty in ensuring the protection of marchers. Since 2003, Istanbul Pride has been held largely without incident until police utilized similar violent tactics last year against those in attendance.

“These actions pose a serious threat to the rights and safety of Turkey’s LGBTQ community, which has been doing incredible work in recent years,” said Ty Cobb, Director of HRC Global. “Turkey’s government should protect peaceful parade participants from violence, not attack them under the guise of 'public safety.' The LGBTQ community in Turkey should know that U.S. and international human rights organizations stand with them against efforts to persecute or harm them.”

The twelve human and equal rights organizations released the following statement in response to the Turkish government’s actions:

As organizations focused on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people around the world, we are deeply concerned about recent crackdowns on LGBT pride parades in Istanbul and call upon the Turkish authorities to permit and protect those gathered for the LGBT Pride parade scheduled for Sunday June 26, 2016.

While Istanbul once had the distinction of hosting one of the few permitted Pride parades in the Muslim world, we have seen LGBT gatherings in Istanbul crushed with brutal force in recent years, including police use of tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse participants. This is entirely unacceptable and is part of a broader trend rolling back freedoms of expression overall in Turkish society.

While there have been threats made by ultranationalist groups against the parades, and while those threats do present a significant security concern, it is crucial that the authorities protect the people celebrating Pride, rather than disperse them.

In light of the recent killing of 49 LGBT people and allies in Orlando, Florida, we express our solidarity with all organizations supporting the rights of LGBT people, along with organizations promoting fundamental democratic freedoms of speech, assembly and association in Turkey and convey our hope that Turkish authorities will act to protect the rights and safety of the participants in the upcoming Pride parade this Sunday in the face of any threats.

The statement was signed by the Human Rights Campaign, Council for Global Equality, Human Rights First, the Anti-Defamation League, GLAAD, Global Justice Institute (Metropolitan Community Churches), Immigration Equality, MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV), the National Center for Lesbian Rights, PFLAG National, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

The Human Rights Campaign is the United States' largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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Author: Sarah McBride
Posted: June 24, 2016, 5:37 pm

BREAKING: PRESIDENT OBAMA DESIGNATES FIRST-EVER LGBTQ NATIONAL MONUMENT AT STONEWALL: The White House has announced that President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City -- the first-ever landmark honoring the movement for LGBTQ equality. “The announcement is especially significant following the horrific massacre in Orlando, a heartbreaking reminder of the hate and violence we continue to face as a community. In the early days of our movement, the brave individuals who fought back at Stonewall and at other historic moments, helped inspire countless others,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “It is our hope that by honoring these pioneers, this new national monument will be a source of inspiration to a new generation of Americans across the country standing up for equality and uniting to show the world that love conquers hate.” More on today’s historic announcement: White House and HRC

GUN REFORM BILL JUMPS HURDLE: A bipartisan gun violence prevention bill proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) gained majority support in the Senate yesterday, but remains in limbo for now. The vote took place after a more than 24-hour sit-in orchestrated by House Democrats aimed at pressing for action on guns. Read HRC’s new stance on gun violence prevention: HRC

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY BLOCKED: A 4-4 SCOTUS split has resulted in a block to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The Supreme Court’s inability to reach a decision in the United States v. Texas case means millions of immigrants will no longer be protected from deportation and cannot legally work in the U.S. According to a Williams Institute study, there are close to 1 million LGBTQ adult immigrants, of whom about one-third are undocumented. More on immigration reform’s impact on LGBTQ people: HRC

UK VOTES “LEAVE” FOR BREXIT: The UK has decided to leave the European Union, casting heavy speculation on what this will mean for both the UK and global economy. Several out Members of Parliament also consider what impact Brexit could have on the LGBTQ community. More here: Pink News

STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE: Priorities USA Action has released a new ad campaign urging young voters to “Stop Trump/Stop Hate” (since “Trump” and “hate” have pretty much become synonymous at this point). This first ad features 17-year-old Dante Latchman, who was left disabled after battling a rare form of cancer, watching footage of Trump mocking a disabled journalist, to which Latchman replies: “I don’t want a president who makes fun of me. I want a president who inspires me, and that’s not Donald Trump.”

  • Another video from Stop Hate is hard to watch, but everyone should. The “Donald Trump is Full of Hate” video, containing vile, direct quotes from Trump himself, is a reminder that he does not speak for us.

DOLLARS AND SENSE: A new study from the Williams Institute points to the economic benefits of marriage equality, a year after it became the law of the land. The UCLA-based institute estimates that “the unions have generated about $1.58 billion in spending” across sectors. Cha-ching: WIBW

SMALL BUSINESS, BIG HEART: Small business owners are making big strides for their LGBTQ employees following the tragic shooting in Orlando. Several businesses reported that they are revising their company policies to be more inclusive, and are taking steps to have conversations with their employees about creating a “safer, kinder, more accepting” workplace. More here: ABC News  

CHARITY SINGLE HITS HIGH NOTE: The London Gay Men’s Chorus is releasing a single of its version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” with proceeds going to the Pulse Victims Fund in Orlando and Galop, a UK-based LGBTQ charity. Click, listen, and get chills: Gay Star News

CONGRESS MEMBERS URGE FDA TO LIFT THE BLOOD BAN: After Orlando, several members of the LGBTQ community were unable to donate blood to help survivors of the shooting. Some Members of Congress are working to change that, by telling the FDA they have “bad blood” with the outdated, discriminatory blood donor policies that require gay and bisexual men to remain abstinent one year before donating. More here: HRC

READING RAINBOW

A report from Politifact shows that LGBTQ people are most frequently targeted for hate crimes; The Associated Press contrasts views of the LGBTQ community across Florida; The New York Times profiles Chalice, a new transgender superhero from AfterShock Comics; Pink News anticipates that the newest Harry Potter spin-off will tackle marriage equality; and The Associated Press reports that Erin O’Flaherty will be the first openly lesbian Miss America contestant.

Have news? Send us your news and tips at AMEquality@hrc.orgClick here to subscribe to A.M. Equality and follow @HRC for all the latest news. Thanks for reading!


Author: HRC staff
Posted: June 24, 2016, 4:34 pm

Today, HRC praised the announcement from the White House that President Barack Obama has designated the park at Stonewall as the first-ever national LGBTQ monument.

“The Stonewall National Monument will pay tribute to the brave individuals who stood up to oppression and helped ignite a fire in a movement to end unfair and unjust discrimination against LGBTQ people,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The announcement is especially significant following the horrific massacre in Orlando, a heartbreaking reminder of the hate and violence we continue to face as a community. In the early days of our movement, the brave individuals who fought back at Stonewall and at other historic moments, helped inspire countless others. It is our hope that by honoring these pioneers, this new national monument will be a source of inspiration to a new generation of Americans across the country standing up for equality and uniting to show the world that love conquers hate. We are incredibly grateful for President Obama’s leadership in recognizing the LGBTQ community’s contributions to our nation’s march towards liberty and justice for all.”

On June 27, 1969 The Stonewall Riots in New York City marked the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States.  Harassed by local police simply for congregating, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer patrons decided to take a stand and fight back against the brutal intimidation they regularly faced.  By refusing to resign themselves to the shadows of that bar or American society, the beginning of a social movement dedicated to the eradication of discrimination against all LGBTQ Americans was born. The events of those nights inspired a social awakening for many in the LGBTQ community and had a profound effect on the nation’s perception of persons who identify as L, G, B, T or Q as a community in and of itself. The following year on June 28, the first gay pride marches took place in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles to commemorate the anniversary of this brave stand against injustice.

Throughout the course of American history, there have been a number of events that have shaped the United States as we know it today, and the riots at Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park are a pivotal part of that history. Prior to 1969, there were no LGBTQ pride parades, and few well-known examples of people living open, authentic lives. The riots at Stonewall -- one of several acts of resistance by early LGBTQ advocates -- helped spark a revolution in the LGBTQ equality movement, bringing us together collectively as a community and as Americans.

The park will now be the first national monument in the U.S. National Park System solely dedicated to telling the story of the LGBTQ American experience, which is often overlooked on the national level.

The White House released this video about the announcement:

HRC was proud to partner with the National Park Conservation Association to help lead the effort in urging the administration to establish a national monument to commemorate the events at Stonewall.


Author: Stephen Peters
Posted: June 24, 2016, 4:06 pm

In the wake of the Orlando tragedy -- the nation’s deadliest mass shooting -- more than 80 House and Senate Democrats joined Reps. John Lewis (D-GA), Katherine Clark (D-MA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Robin Kelly (D-IL), and John Larson (D-WA)to stage a sit-in on the House floor to try to force a vote on common-sense gun violence prevention policies.

“What is the tipping point? Are we blind? Can we see? How many more mothers, how many more fathers need to shed tears of grief before we do something?" Lewis said. "We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something, when you have to make a little noise, when you have to move your feet. This is the time. Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now. We will be silent no more."

The sit-in evolved throughout the day and overnight, bringing together dozens of Representatives and many members of the U.S. Senate, becoming a historic moment for our country for gun violence prevention.

Common-sense gun violence prevention policies may have kept the LGBTQ community safe in Orlando. It may have saved precious lives in Newtown, San Bernardino, Aurora and Fort Hood.

What makes these mass shootings so deadly is the combination of a truly troubled individual taught to hate, and the easy access to guns to commit these heinous acts.

Last week, HRC endorsed common-sense gun violence prevention measures, including limiting access to assault-style rifles, expanding background checks, and limiting the ability for suspected terrorists, and those with a history of domestic abuse, to access guns.

“Forty-nine members of our community were murdered on Sunday morning because of a toxic combination of two things: a deranged, unstable individual who had been conditioned to hate LGBTQ people, and easy access to military-style guns,” HRC President Chad Griffin explained. “The safety of the LGBTQ community depends on our ability to end both the hatred toward our community and the epidemic of gun violence that has spiraled out of control.”

The sit-in comes on the heels of last week’s 15-hour filibuster by Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) to force a Senate vote on these measures. Senate Democrats pushed two bills to vote -- one to strengthen background checks and another to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining weapons. HRC supported both bills, which were voted down.

While HRC remains focused on achieving full federal equality, ending anti-LGBTQ hate, and ensuring the safety, health, well-being and legal protections of LGBTQ people, we urge the LGBTQ and allied community to join us as advocates for common-sense gun laws. Together we must work with gun safety advocates and other allies, including those on Capitol Hill, to stop the gun violence epidemic.

Now is the time to take action: Call your representative and demand they vote on common sense gun laws to protect all Americans (202) 224-3121


Author: Hayley Miller
Posted: June 24, 2016, 2:30 pm

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Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 22, 2016, 4:42 am
Diversity: Pride in science The sciences can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases may still discourage many from coming out. Source: Diversity: Pride in science : Nature News & Comment
Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 22, 2016, 4:14 am
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Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 22, 2016, 4:03 am
The Orlando Massacre: A Reminder of the Dangers LGBT People Live With Every Day There have been scores of attacks on LGBT spaces, some of which received more attention than others. 06/12/2016 10:46 am ET | Updated 5 minutes ago Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-Large, HuffPost Queer Voices Queer Voices Editor-at-Large, The Huffington Post STEVE NESIUS / […]
Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 12, 2016, 8:17 pm
Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History Leaves More Than 50 Dead At Gay Orlando Nightclub “We are investigating this from all points of perspective as an act of terrorism.” 06/12/2016 09:28 am ET | Updated 5 minutes ago Nina Golgowski Trends reporter, The Huffington Post Sebastian Murdock Reporter, The Huffington Post Andy Campbell Reporter, The […]
Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: June 12, 2016, 8:00 pm
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Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: May 22, 2015, 2:22 am
Church to Monitor BSA Policy Discussion SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded Thursday to an indication by the Boy Scouts of America of possible policy changes in relation to gay Scout leaders by issuing the following statement: We have noted the comments by Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates […]
Author: LDS Family Fellowship
Posted: May 22, 2015, 1:55 am
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