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LDS Church makes donation to Utah Pride


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently made a first-time donation to the Utah Pride program to help its efforts with LGBT homeless and youth.

The Church made a donation of $2,500, which will be used for Utah Pride’s homeless and low-income LGBT youth program, according to Fox News.

The Church sent a letter to the program stating they are grateful to be able to serve efforts in a worthy project and they appreciate the work of this Utah Pride program, according to www.goodforutah.com.

“I am grateful to the LDS Church for their generosity and for their show of support for the Pride Center outreach to homeless youth,” said Utah State Senator, Jim Dabakis on goodforutah.com. “This feels right. Although the LDS Church and the LGBTQ Community do not agree on everything, this is yet another link in a continuing relationship of respect and civility. Who could have imagined such a warm and growing friendship even a few years ago?”.

Sheila Raboy, Utah Pride’s interim operations director, said the donation came after they applied for a storehouse grant and got what they applied for.

“The LDS Church remains vocal in its opposition to same-sex marriage, but lent its support to a non-discrimination law in the Utah State Legislature that offered protections for LGBT people in housing and employment,” according to Fox News.

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