This is where you’re not being honest, LaMar Going. The premise of your initial post came across as a defense of the LDS Church itself. Saoirse has already pointed that out very specifically today. alto took you to task for it last night. That’s what Fred Shirley received from your initial post with no prompting from me.

That’s why people are furious. It sounds to us like you’re saying that the LDS Church is being persecuted and that they are innocent of any wrongdoing against LGBTQ people.

If that’s not what you meant to say, then clarification is in order, because that’s what everyone I know who has read it understands you to have said.


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