Skip to comments.Mormon 'Kiss-In' In Utah Leads To Shouting Match
Posted on 07/19/2009 2:38:26 PM PDT by Steelfish
Mormon 'kiss-in' in Utah leads to shouting match
JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer Jul. 19
SALT LAKE CITY -- A mass-kissing protest near the Mormon church temple Sunday drew a shouting match between gay activists and a group of faithful Mormons.
For the second consecutive weekend, about 100 people gathered to stage a "kiss-in" to protest the treatment of two gay men cited for trespassing July 9 after they shared a kiss on the plaza owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both gay and straight couples exchanged kisses during the protest.
Demonstrators were greeted at the south entrance by a group of faithful Mormons carrying large signs that denounced homosexuality, prompting a heated verbal exchange.
Police say no one was arrested or cited, despite a large group exchanging kisses by a reflecting pool at the plaza's center.
The church bought one block of Salt Lake City's Main Street to build a plaza in the 1990s alongside the Temple, where Mormon marriages and other religious rituals take place.
Matt Aune has said he and his partner, Derek Jones, exchanged a modest kiss at the plaza 11 days ago, but church officials contend their behavior was lewd.
"There was much more involved that a simple kiss of the cheek," church spokeswoman Kim Farah said in a statement issued Friday.
"They engaged in passionate kissing, groping, profane and lewd language, and had obviously been using alcohol," she said.
The men have said they were walking home from a nearby concert and cutting through the plaza on their way home.
A police report said they sat down for a kiss and were approached by a pair of church security guards, who asked them to leave because their behavior was "unwanted."
Both were handcuffed and Aune was pinned to the ground.
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It`s a wonder those pervs were`t struck by lightning
Guess its a good thing I don`t that kinda power
Sexual degenerates demanding to be given special treatment. I can think of a list of special things these unfortunate dead-soul degenerates need, but the right to degenerate the society in public places is not on the list. This is what democrat/liberal political correctness and pernicious tolerance lead to. When you see sexual degenerates displaying their degeneracy, think of the democrat party. They belong to that org.
Yep, I’d use that power far too frequently. Sometimes just randomly for good measure so people wouldn’t forget I had it.
It’s IN YOUR FACE kind of intolerance, even though I am not a Mormon, they need to be kind and tolerant of their religious ideas....why don’t they go try walking into a MOSQUE with their shoes on, and kiss.
I don’t like to see any public displays of affection (or lust!). It’s bad enough to see a hetero couple smooching and groping each other, now we have to have homos openly going after each other?
Sheesh, whatever happened to the idea of public decency and keeping certain behavior private? The whole world is turning into an exhibitionist’s paradise.
Which proves that the “incident” 2 weeks ago was planned to provoke by two homo activists, and not—as they claimed—that they were “taking a shortcut” near the Mormon Temple when they decided to kiss and were “shocked” when Mormon security stepped in. This is a coordinated effort to create acrimony.
Fags protest for the right to kiss and fondle.
Once again proving it has nothing to do with "civil rights" and everything to do with SEX.
I imagine the author arrived at the observation accidently but it is perfect for the individuals involved.
Mormons have set themselves up as a target for gay animosity. And the gays have plenty to go around.
Believe me I would be an equal opportunity lightening striker, wouldn’t be any discrimination at all. In fact it would be pretty indiscriminate.
Disgusting. This happens around Catholic churches, too, with gay groups coming in to grope each other and throw condoms.
Actually, today a friend who goes to a nearby big city church said there were a bunch of loonies out there calling the Pope a “whore” and trampling on an American flag. It’s a fundamentalist Protestant group that comes from Texas just to do this. Myabe Fred Phelps? I don’t know.
In any case, you just have to be brave and go on through it.
Even taking their shoes off - have at it boys - it's just a Mosque - they SHOULD be tolerant - that's what you want, right?
Though no fan of mormonism, I will stand with them in this fight. Be proud to do so.
“I dont like to see any public displays of affection (or lust!). Its bad enough to see a hetero couple smooching and groping each other, now we have to have homos openly going after each other?
Sheesh, whatever happened to the idea of public decency and keeping certain behavior private? The whole world is turning into an exhibitionists paradise.”
Thanks for your above post. That is exactly the way I feel.
We are not surprised that sexual degenerates lie. They have degenerate minds so they serve their father, you know, the father of lies, a murderer from the start.
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