COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

sponsored by mormons building bridges

at public libraries along the Wasatch front...

Community Conversations are an opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds and philosophies to join in civil discourse about issues of interest to the LGBT and LDS communities. These conversations are facilitated once a month, by members of Mormons Building Bridges, in public libraries along the Wasatch front. Community Conversations are not presentations or panel discussions; they are genuine conversations that are grounded in the conviction that the human experience is complex and progress only comes when we listen, love, and seek to understand.


April's conversation will focus on the resolution to change the Boys Scouts of America's membership standards.


"In May, the National Executive Committee is asking its approximately 1,400 voting members to consider a proposed resolution that would remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone and would maintain the current membership policy for all adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of America. The resolution also reinforces that Scouting is a youth program and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting." http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/MembershipStandards.aspx



How should the Boy Scouts vote on its resolution regarding LGBT membership?

Tuesday, Apr 23rd, 7-8:30pm

Public Libraries

Salt Lake Downtown Library: Conference room B

Provo Library: Room 201

Park City Library: Room 218
Logan Library: Ephraim Room

what to expect

  1. The MBB moderator will welcome everyone and refer them to the handout provided, at the door, containing pertinent facts and information.
  2. The moderator will explain the ground rules for participation.
  3. The conversation will unfold according to the needs of those gathered.
  4. The moderator will end the meeting strictly on-time and allow for smaller conversations to carry-over until the library's closing time.

Mormons Building Bridges

Mormons Building Bridges is dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to LGBT individuals by facilitating communication and organizational efforts that help our gay brothers and sisters to feel welcome in our homes and congregations - focusing particularly on the plight of LGBT Mormon youth. Mormons Building Bridges is not sponsored by nor do we represent the LDS Church or any political party or caucus.