Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Mormon Politician Tells Straight Community to Love a Gay Person Today

The United States finds itself at a crossroads of hate and terror, and it’s up to Americans to stand together and support one another, Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox said during a vigil Monday night in Salt Lake City to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting, according to a transcript of his speech on

“Today, we need fewer Republicans and fewer Democrats,” he said. “Today, we need more Americans.”

Cox, a Mormon who described himself to the crowd as a “balding, youngish, middle-aged straight, white, male, Republican politician,” said he recognized the privilege that comes with those titles, and that he may not be the person many expected to hear from at the vigil.

“I’m here because, yesterday morning, 49 Americans were brutally murdered. And it made me sad. And it made me angry. And it made me confused. I’m here because those 49 people were gay. I’m here because it shouldn’t matter. But I’m here because it does,” he said.

Cox recounted growing up in rural Utah and recognizing that some of his classmates were “different.” He later realized they were gay, and he apologized for “not treating them with the kindness, dignity, and respect — the love — that they deserved.”

He said his heart changed because of the kindness the LGBTQ community showed him, even when he wasn’t deserving.

He addressed the straight community, asking them first how they felt when they learned 49 people were gunned down in an act of hate and terrorism. And then he asked how they felt when they found out that it happened at a gay dance club at 2 a.m.

“If that feeling changed, then we are doing something wrong,” he said.

He called on people to put aside their political differences and unite on a personal level.

“And so may we leave today with a resolve to be a little kinder. May we try to listen more and talk less. May we forgive someone that has wronged us. And perhaps, most importantly, try to love someone that is different than us,” he said. “For my straight friends, might I suggest starting with someone who is gay.”

Read Cox’s full remarks and watch a video of the entire vigil on

10 hours ago
This FIFA Star Explains Why CBD is His Go-To! -
13 hours ago
Travel is changing. But you can still vacation, even in a pandemic!
1 day ago
We're backkkkk with all-new #BoldLife with @zaynathebrand! Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1 pm EST, we'll be discussing everything from planning virtual parties to using black vendors for your business. You can't miss it on FB, Youtube + IG Live! 🤩
1 day ago
Should We Get Another Round Of Stimulus Checks?
1 day ago
. @BryceHirschberg talks chilling on his houseboat and missing the movie business during these uncertain times.

See the full interview with the @netflix #TooHotToHandle star here:

You May Also Like

Bold TV

Welcome back to Bold TV! Join our hosts, David Grasso and Julia Sun, and watch live at 12PMEST on Facebook and Twitter. *Update: Watch...


Highlighting women in music is very important, especially during this day and age where the music industry is predominantly run by men. Due to...


Social media has created a lot of stars. One of the most recent and recognizable ones is Kalen Allen, an actor and content creator,...


Don’t you wish you had a personal fitness guide to keep you accountable? So many of us can’t find a workout program that keeps...

Copyright © 2020 Bold TV