Affirmation has, after decades of trying, been given an audience with the LDS church.
“ SALT LAKE CITY - After decades of silence, Mormon church officials have agreed to meet with a gay Mormon support group that has sought to forge understanding between the faith's leaders and its gay members.
In a letter received last week, leaders of Affirmation were invited to meet with Fred M. Riley, commissioner of Family Services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Harold C. Brown, the agency's past commissioner.”
Add this to the Danzig thing and I’m again wondering if the rumors be true? :-)
Regardless, I’d not expect much to come out of such a meeting, on the surface. In such things, change nearly always happens discretely and slowly, in the background, mainly for the reasons I posed back here. But this, the willingness to just talk with such a group, is a good sign that the new LDS president will bring church members one step closer to a more humane treatment of their gay neighbors, both in the church and in politics.
Here's to hope that I'm reading the tea leaves correctly :-).