Mormon bishop says church responsible for gays’ emotional wounds
Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 07:29PM
OutFaith in Bishop Kevin Kloosterman, Circling the Wagons, FBC Salt Lake City, Latter Day Saint

By Billl Oram, The Salt Lake Tribune - November 6, 2011

The way gays are treated and perceived by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an “atrocity,” an LDS bishop from Illinois told a group of gay Mormons Sunday.

“If you leave here not remembering what I have to say, remember this: I’m sorry,” Bishop Kevin Kloosterman said at an interfaith service held at the First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City.

Kloosterman spoke at the final event of a weekend-long seminar dedicated to exploring gay Mormon issues, titled Circling the Wagons. He said he recently became aware of LGBT issues and had a “mighty change of heart.” [Read Full Story]

Photo by Lennie Mahler, The Salt Lake Tribune

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