How’s this for a surprising twist?
In an historic show of unity, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has made a contribution to the Utah Pride Center program. It’s the first time, the Mormon church has donated money to the charity that supports homeless and low-income youth program.
“We are grateful to be able to serve your efforts in this worthy project and appreciate the work that you and others are doing related to this initiative.” – the LDS Church wrote in the grant letter.
“The Utah Pride Center is grateful for the for the church’s help in our efforts to provide food for those in our community who are in need. We are grateful for their generosity and the emerging relationship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We know that this contribution marks a significant moment in the LDS/LGBTQ relationship.” – Utah Pride Center Board President Kent Frogley
Naturally, politicians in the Beehive State weighed in on the historic donation.
“I am grateful to the LDS Church for their generosity and for their show of support for the Pride Center outreach to homeless youth. This feels right. Although the LDS Church and the LGBTQ Community do not agree on everything, this is yet another link in a continuing relationship of respect and civility. Who could have imagined such a warm and growing friendship even a few years ago?” – Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis
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