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"It's all about love and everything will be OK." This was the message my partner (yes, homosexual) of 20 years managed to get to me from beyond the veil after he died of a brain tumor and I was devastated with grief.
It is all about love, but love seems to be in short supply in the hearts and minds of Utah's legislators, who voted down a bill banning discrimination of gays.
God is trying to get his message of love to them, and apparently they aren't listening. Or why in his name would they deny me the same rights they enjoy, just because God said to me, "In this life you will love someone of the same gender."
It is all about love, and everything will be OK, when we stop electing government officials who don't know how to love and when religions stop encouraging these heartless types.
Richard L. Clegg
Salt Lake City