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Utah officer defends his objections to riding at head of gay pride parade
Utah officer defends his objections to riding at head of gay pride parade

Eric Moutsos wants you to understand this: He’s no bigot. He’s just a religious man, he says, with some personal convictions against homosexual behavior. The former Salt Lake City policeman says he has many LGBT friends. He just did not want to ride as a uniformed motorcycle escort in the front of last year’s gay pride parade. And that conviction, the devout Mormon and father of four says, prompted him to quit the department after being placed on leave over the incident. “I love gay people,” the 33-year-old told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. “I love them like I love humanity. I just did not agree with some of the messages in that parade.”...

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