Gay rights leaders headed to Utah
Updated: 10/08/2010 10:43 am | Published: 10/08/2010 10:42 am
By JENNIFER DOBNER
Associated Press Writer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - National gay rights activists tell The Associated Press they will descend on Salt Lake City's Mormon church headquarters to deliver more than 100,000 letters asking a senior church leader to recant recent anti-gay statements.
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay civil rights organization, this week called for Boyd K. Packer to correct statements that homosexuality is unnatural and can be overcome.
Packer is president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His remarks came Sunday during a church conference.
HRC officials say Packer's statements are factually inaccurate.
The group asked it members to write to Packer.
HRC officials say they'll deliver the letters to church headquarters on Tuesday.
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