LDS Church Issues Statement Applauding LGBTQ Concert Event


On August 26, a first-time music event aimed at supporting LGBTQ youth charities and featuring Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Julianne Hough, and other stars will be held in Orem, Utah. This concert, spearheaded by Grammy-award winning singer Dan Reynolds, is designed to bring together the LGBTQ and faith communities to promote love and acceptance of LGBTQ youth.

About the concert, the Church said in a statement:

“We applaud the LoveLoud Festival for LGBTQ Youth’s aim to bring people together to address teen safety and to express respect and love for all of God’s children. We join our voice with all who come together to foster a community of inclusion in which no one is mistreated because of who they are or what they believe.
“We share common beliefs, among them the pricelessness of our youth and the value of families. We earnestly hope this festival and other related efforts can build respectful communication, better understanding, and civility as we all learn from each other.”

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