Mormon church enters fight over gay marriage |

Mormon church enters fight over gay marriage

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY ” Mormon church leaders will ask California members to join the effort to amend that state’s constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.

A June 20 letter sent to Mormon congregation bishops and signed by church president Thomas S. Monson and his two top counselors calls upon Mormons to donate “means and time” to the ballot measure. A note on the letter says it should be read during church services June 29, but it was published on several Internet Web sites Saturday.

Scott Trotter, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said Monday that the letter is authentic. Trotter declined to comment further, saying the letter states the church’s reasons for getting involved.


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