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Faith Briefs for Oct. 18

Election Day dinner is Nov. 5 at Grace First Parish

The 124th annual Election Day dinner is from 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Grace First Parish in Russell. The cost for adults is $12, youth 5-12 are $6. Menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, beets, corn, rolls and desserts. Carryout is available.

Pro-life benefit breakfast is Oct. 27 at Holy Redeemer

A pro-life benefit pancake, egg, sausage breakfast is from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in Carlin Hall, Holy Redeemer Church basement. Free-will offering. The event is sponsored by Birthright of Marshall.

Mormon church opposes Utah LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out Tuesday night in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn’t stand in the way of a similar measure under consideration.

The church said in a statement that the regulatory rule prohibiting Utah psychologists from engaging in the discredited practice with LGBTQ minors would fail to safeguard religious beliefs and doesn’t account for “important realities of gender identity in the development of children.”

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