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Gentle tone overdue
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2010, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

LDS First Presidency counselor Dieter Uchtdorf's "gentle tone" about gays and lesbians is long overdue, timely and welcome ("LDS leader weighs in on same-sex attraction," Tribune, Oct. 26). Whether it can offset the harm done by those who call inborn tendencies "impure and unnatural' remains to be seen. Words do hurt. The incidence of suicide among gay youth is alarming and real.

Thank you, Salt Lake Tribune, for covering this important issue of equality and dignity for all people, regardless of whom they love.

Pat Jarvis

Salt Lake City

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