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Facebookers like anti-gay speech

2010-10-12 09:38

Salt Lake City - A Facebook campaign, launched in support of a Mormon church leader's sermon on same-sex relationships, has drawn more than 4 000 responses.

The "I support Boyd K Packer" page was started on October 5, two days after the senior leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called homosexual attraction unnatural and said gays can and should change.

The 86-year-old Packer is the church's second-ranking leader. He was speaking at the faith's semi-annual general conference.

National gay rights activists have denounced the speech as hurtful and called for Packer to recant.

A Thursday protest of the speech in Salt Lake City drew thousands.

The Facebook page has sparked some opposing viewpoints, but most responses have praised Packer and his remarks.