Gay Activists Attend Mormon Christmas Concert As Invited Guests
Is this an actual attempt at outreach and building bridges, or is it just political PR to cover for some members naked bigotry seen during and after the Prop 8 fight in California?
In an act of goodwill towards gays, the Mormon Church invited a group of prominent gay activists to attend the Church’s annual Christmas concert.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued a formal invitation to a group of gay Mormon activists, including Milk director Dustin Lance Black and WordPerfect creator Bruce Bastian, to attend the Church’s official Christmas concert last week. The concert, which featured American Idol alum David Archuleta and actor Michael York performing alongside the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, took place in the Salt Lake City Conference Center in Temple Square — the same location where a Mormon leader described same-sex attraction as an “impure and unnatural” condition that can be overcome through faith in a speech this last Autumn.