Mormon leader: KY clerk taking wrong approach on gays

I’m glad to see the Mormon faith taking these steps, however small, toward unification. Or at least middle ground. Far too many Ultra Conservatives want to be divisive and even violent.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon Church staked a deeper claim to middle ground in American society, advocating for compromises between protecting religious liberties and prohibiting discrimination, and criticizing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to license gay marriages.

“We may have cultural differences, but we should not have ‘culture wars,'” Mormon leader Dallin H. Oaks declared.

“On the big issues … both sides should seek a balance, not a total victory,” he said. “For example, religionists should not seek a veto over all non-discrimination laws that offend their religion, and the proponents of non-discrimination should not seek a veto over all assertions of religious freedom.”

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