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Steve Young to Speak at Conference for Gay Mormons

Thursday Aug 15, 2013

Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barb are scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming conference promoting acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Mormon Church.

The couple's talk is set for Sept. 14, during the three-day Affirmation conference in Salt Lake City.

The Youngs are described as committed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and have been active on LGBT issues in the past.

They are longtime supporters of organizations including the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention for gay youth.

In 2008, Barb Young publicly lined up against California's Prop. 8, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

Young graduated from Brigham Young University and retired in 1999 after 13 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

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  • Bob K, 2013-08-15 23:06:58

    Notice that "acceptance" has progressed from "be nice when you kick them out" to "treat them well so they stay in the church and marry a woman, in order to get to heaven and have their own planet" -- the church of the morholes has a major problem, in that temple marriage is the only way to complete salvation, and practicing Gays cannot enter the temple.

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