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Chefs carry the coffin of French chef Paul Bocuse during a funeral ceremony at the Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, central France, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Hundreds of chefs and French dignitaries gathered in the culinary mecca of Lyon for the funeral of Paul Bocuse, a master chef who defined French cuisine for more than a half-century and put it on tables around the world. (Philippe Desmazes/Pool Photo via AP)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. This week’s includes images from protests and controversy around a Bollywood film, the aftermath of a school shooting in Kentucky, Bolivian traditions for the new year, and more.

Chefs carry the coffin of French chef Paul Bocuse during a funeral ceremony at the Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, in central France, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Hundreds of chefs and French dignitaries gathered in the culinary mecca of Lyon for the funeral of Bocuse, a master chef who helped define French cuisine for more than a half-century. (Philippe Desmazes/Pool Photo via AP)

Rohingya refugees raise their hands and shout that they won’t go back to Myanmar during a demonstration at the Kutupalong refugee camp, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return to unsafe conditions. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

People attend a vigil on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, for the victims of a fatal shooting at Marshall County High School at Mike Miller County Park in Benton, Ky. The 15-year-old accused in Tuesday’s shooting, in which two were killed more than a dozen injured, was charged with murder and assault. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

People take videos of a Haryana Roadways bus that was torched by a suspected mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film “Padmaavat” in Sohna Road, near Guragon, Haryana, India, on Jan.24, 2018. The film, based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem, has sparked protests and anger over allegations of distorting history and was released on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Oinam Anand)

Hindu holy men burn dried cow dung as they perform rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers on the “Basant Panchami” festival day during the holiday of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Basant Panchami is celebrated by worshipping Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom, and marks the advent of spring. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus bathe at the confluence during what they believe is a 45-day astronomically auspicious period known as “Magh Mela.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Archaeologists work on Dhaskalio, off Keros island in the Aegean Sea, Greece, in a photo released Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Excavations next to the uninhabited Greek islet of Keros, the enigmatic hub of a forgotten religion, have now revealed traces of intense industrial activity more than 4,500 years ago, according to Greece’s Culture Ministry. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP)

Director Don Argott, left, and Dan Reynolds pose for a portrait to promote the film “Believer” at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Park City, Utah. Reynolds, the Mormon frontman of the Imagine Dragons rock band, hopes the documentary, which follows his journey to become an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth, puts an end to what he calls shaming of gay and lesbian youth among Mormons. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

People hold up miniature homes and fake money for a blessing by a Catholic priest outside San Francisco Basilica on the opening day of the Alasita fair in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Jan. 24. 2018. Thousands of people attend the annual fair to buy tiny replicas of things they aspire to acquire during the year, like homes, cars, wealth and love. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A girl looks from the glass of a door as she waits for a friend at a movie theatre screening the Bollywood film “Padmaavat” in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The film is based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem, Padmaavat, a fictional account of a brave and beautiful Rajput queen who chose to kill herself rather than be captured by the Muslim sultan of Delhi, Allaudin Khilji. The film has encountered trouble, with fringe groups in the western state of Rajasthan attacking the film’s set, threatening to burn down theaters that show it and even physical attacks. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool; caption amended by RNS)

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  • This is a comment on the film “Believer.” The LDS (Mormon) church and members DO NOT shame our
    LGBTQ youth. The church teaches that sexual contact by anyone, except by a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully married, is harmful and against the commandments of God.

    That same level of morality and chastity is expected of ALL members, including LGBTQ persons, until they decide to be legally married to a member of the opposite sex. Until then, the church states that abstinence and self-control are the correct behavior.

    Finally, the Church teaches that Jesus Christ is our leader, through a living Prophet, and that we are to LOVE ALL MEN, but not accept, permit, or tolerate the sins, errors, and the wrongdoing of men in Christ’s church.

  • You’re a straight man who is a Mormon. You can only speak from that experience. There are plenty of us who are/were LGBTQ youth & audults and our experience is that the LDS Church shames us. We can speak from that experience.

    Move along with your limited experience of the LDS Church and members who aren’t straight men.

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