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Can freedom of religion be nondiscriminatory?

Okay, this will be a bit of a diversion from our conversation on the family. I want to just take a quick detour and address some current events. We’ll resume our family focus on Monday.  (Hey, with someone kind of nuts, it really isn’t that surprising is it?)

Many of you may have heard the announcement of support of nondiscrimination rights for the LGBT community yesterday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It didn’t strike me as new or groundbreaking; rather, it was entirely consistent with support given a few years ago when Salt Lake passed similar legislation. It rings true to me.

What surprised me a little, however, was the response. During a news interview, a panel was discussing the prospects of state-wide approval. Consensus was that there was absolutely no reason not to vote for this.

But the representative from the left said that while it was a good start, there were many of his counterparts who were upset.

I thought I had surely misheard him. What was there to be upset about?

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