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This week’s historic compromise between LGBT leaders in Utah and the Mormon Church means that gays will be protected against most discrimination, with exemptions for religious conscience. What does that mean in concrete terms?
If you knew how the Seventh-day Adventist church handled LGBT topics – you wouldn’t be surprised by Carson’s comments.