Washington Post: US gay rights leaders headed to Utah

National gay rights activists said Friday they'll 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, calling the comments factually inaccurate and dangerous.

Packer, 86, holds the second-highest leadership position in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is next in line for the church's presidency.

His remarks came Sunday during the faith's 18th semiannual general conference and were broadcast live to millions worldwide.

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