Did you hear about this?
"Matt Aune said he and his partner, Derek Jones, were walking home from a concert on the night of July 9 when they cut through the Main Street Plaza near the Salt Lake City Mormon temple. Aune, 28, said he gave Jones, 25, a hug and kiss and that the two were then approached by a security guard, who asked them to leave, telling them they were being inappropriate and that public displays of affection aren't allowed on the property. He said other guards arrived and the men were handcuffed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said that the men became argumentative and refused to leave after being asked to stop their "inappropriate behavior."
I don't care if it is private property there is NO WAY they would have asked a heterosexual couple to leave for a hug and a kiss on the cheek....stupid hateful people drive me crazy!!!!!!!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 6:27 AM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 7:12 AM on Jul. 14, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 AM on Jul. 14, 2009
Rent-a-cops can't really "arrest" can they? Op, I think a better choice of words would be, "detain", I suppose... But err, oh well..I am all for ssm, but these "issues" concern me... If it is private property and a religion teaches against it~why create waves. Why not respect the private prop. Move down a few blocks and re-engage in the PDA? They [the church] have a right on PRIVATE PROPERTY to refuse certain behavior. But some people want to start drama. They [gay couple] because they thought they could seize a moment for drama, jmho... There are more constructive ways to go about getting your point across. Start by rallying on PUBLIC property, then get the laws changed.... Small steps to progress. Not forcing behavior on private property.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:49 AM on Jul. 14, 2009
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Answer by Mel30248 at 8:03 AM on Jul. 14, 2009
Considering where this happened, I am not finding myself surprised. I don't know why they would be. I will admit that I am not a huge fan of PDA, hetero or otherwise, so I am not so astounded at the request that they stop. I think asking them to leave was a little out of line, but that's just me. The original post doesn't really paint a solid picture of the events, so it's hard for me to have a solid opinion on it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:35 AM on Jul. 14, 2009
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