Wednesday, July 22, 2009

'Kiss-in' protest at San Diego Mormon temple planned

San Diego group plans 'kiss-in' at Mormon temple by Jennifer Dobner, Associated Press

A gay rights group plans to stage a mass kissing demonstration outside the San Diego Mormon temple as a show of support for a gay couple cited for trespassing in Utah after sharing a kiss on church property.

The Empowering Spirits Foundation says the "kiss-in" is intended as a peaceful rally to encourage dialogue between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the gay community.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday evening at the temple near La Jolla, Calif.

It would be the third kissing demonstration held since Matt Aune and Derek Jones were cited for trespassing on the church-owned Main Street Plaza on July 9 in Salt Lake City.

The couple refused to leave the plaza when security guards who saw the kiss said the behavior was inappropriate.


MainTour said...

Yep - 30 "protesters" showed up from 5PM-6:30PM and got media coverage on all the local news outlets.

I remember back in November being on street corner with 30 members of our ward demonstrating to protect traditional marriage. We didn't get any media coverage.

Liberal bias in the media runs rampant again.

Chino Blanco said...

Good grief, MainTour, before allowing your persecution complex to run rampant, take a moment and consider whether or not you've described two equivalent scenarios.