Videos going viral is a common thing these days. This latest video is of a Mormon girl (12 years old), Savannah Kester is taking the internet by storm. This interesting incident happened in May 2017, in a Mormon church in Eagle Mountain, Utah. People who are the followers of Mormons faith are said to be quite conservative and strict in their ideology. What is it that this Mormon girl comes out with, while giving her speech? What happened that made her address so controversial? Let’s find out.
Mormon Girl Comes out as Gay!
Mormons are strong believers in the relationship between men and women. They strictly oppose the controversial concepts like being gay or same-sex relationships. While sharing her thoughts, Savannah, the Mormon girl discloses to be a lesbian. And it does not bother her at all. Here is what she says;
“(God) did not mess up when he gave me freckles or made me to be gay.” … “I do believe he made me this way on purpose, no part of me is a mistake. I do not choose to be this way and it is not a fad. I cannot make someone else gay and being around me won’t make anyone else this way.”
What Happened Next?
As she was continuing with her shocking and bold views, her mic was cut off and she was called on by the leader of the church, sitting by the pulpit. She was asked to go and sit with her family. It was really shocking for this12 year old Mormon. She was sobbing in the lap of her mother. Even her mother, Heather Kester did not feel good about it. She explained how passionate her daughter was to voice her thoughts on LGBTQ children. She further said; “I was devastated for her. I was angry at how that was handled.”
How Mormon Church Reacted?
Judd Law, the lay bishop of the church expressed the matter this way;
“the congregation is making sure she and her family feel loved”, but that people who had recorded the speech were attempting to “politicize worship services” and had been in violation of “church decorum.”
Check out the video made by a close friend of Savannah addressing in the Mormon church.