|Ex-NFL QB to speak at Mormon conference on gays|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 13 September 2013 09:08|
The 32nd annual Affirmation International Conference begins Friday and runs through Sunday. Affirmation president Randall Hacker says he's expecting about 300 people at the gathering.
Steve Young and his wife are scheduled to speak Saturday night. Young is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and played football at Brigham Young University.
Hacker says having Young speak at the conference is yet another sign of a growing movement among straight Mormons to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender brethren.
The Mormon church teaches that same-sex relationships are sinful, but also encourages members to be compassionate toward gays and lesbians.