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Mormons Building Bridges: Bringing Mormon and LGBT communities together

Saturday will be the organizations second year at Boise Pridefest and not only will they be marching with this banner, they will also have a hugging booth. (KBOI Staff Photo)

Building the bridge between two communities.

For the second year, some Mormons will be walking with the LGBT community in this weekend.

A celebration of love. That's what Mormons Building Bridges say they're all about.

Members of the organization tell KBOI 2 there's a misunderstanding when it comes to Mormons participating in events like Pridefest.

They say as Mormons, they try to follow the example of Jesus and this is the opportunity to do that.

"This is the opportunity to for Mormons really to embrace that idea of Christ-like love for everybody," said Laura Root, Mormons Building Bridges member.

This will be the organizations second year at Boise Pridefest and not only will they be marching with this banner, they will have a hugging booth.

"Some people think how could Mormons and people who are LGBT get along. And to me it's a no brainer. It makes perfect sense because Mormons worship Jesus, Jesus loved everyone and LGBT people are people that deserve love. Just like everyone else. It's a perfect fit," said Jonathan Litstler, Mormons Building Bridges member.

Litstler says they're hoping this message will bridge the divide that has long separated the Mormon and LGBT communities.

If you are interested in walking with Mormons building bridges they will be meeting this Saturday at 9 am. At the corner of 6th and Jefferson. Members say to wear your Sunday's best.


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