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Mormon church wants more compassion for gays

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon leaders made their most significant outreach yet to gays and lesbians, unveiling a new website Thursday that encourages church members to be more compassionate in discussions about homosexuality.

Church officials insist they have not changed Mormon teaching that marriage is only between a man and a woman and that same-sex relationships are sinful. But the website says Mormons should be loving and respectful to gays and lesbians, while appealing to gay and lesbian Mormons to stay in the church.

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