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Gay Website Stands with LDS on Church in Kyrgyzstan

Posted on 21 November 2008 by admin

StopTheMormons.com today issued a statement to lend its support to the LDS church in its efforts to establish its religion in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Darin Weeks, founder of StopTheMormons.com said, “While the Lesbian and Gay community is outraged that the Mormon church played such a significant role in singling out our community for different treatment under California law, we feel that all laws or regulations that unfairly single out any group for different treatment are wrong.  As such, we urge the Kyrgyz Republic to put fear aside and allow the Mormon church to establish itself in their country.”

Weeks was raised in the Mormon church and was born in Logan, UT.  He resigned his membership in the church following the passage of Proposition 8 in California, and founded StopTheMormons.com to protest the massive involvement of the LDS church in the initiative.  The account of his resignation can be found on his site.

“We are not anti-Mormon, we are pro-liberty,” said Weeks, alluding to LDS Elder Clayton Whitney’s frequent statement during the Proposition 8 campaign that the church was not anti-gay, but rather pro-marriage. “This includes the liberty of worshiping the religion of ones choosing.”

Weeks feels that government and law should not favor any group over another without compelling reasons. “Fear alone of the LDS church or the establishment of peaceful religions should not guide the nation of Kyrgyzstan on this matter, nor should the fact that the Mormon religion has not played a part in the nations traditional definition of religion.”

“We hope that the LDS church and its members can understand that we respect their right to their opinions and moral views,” said Weeks, “however we strongly oppose any laws that unfairly deny to some the rights or privileges enjoyed by others.”

 

Contact information:

Darin Weeks

Founder, StopTheMormons.com

press@stopthemormons.com

www.StopTheMormons.com

For telephone contact information, please make initial contact via the email address above.

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. libhomo Says:

    I disagree with you on this one. Kyrgyzstan has every right to keep a bunch of psycho foreigners from bringing a Nazi cult into their country.

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