PROVO, UT — (12-21-21) — Utah billionaire Jeff T. Green, who was considered a prominent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rebuked the church on Monday over its stance on being anti-LGBT rights.

In addition to his rebuke of the church, Billionaire Green will also donate $600,000 to Equality Utah, an LGBTQ advocacy group.

“While most members are good people trying to do right, I believe the church is actively and currently doing harm in the world,” wrote Green in a letter addressed to Russell M. Nelson, the church’s president on Monday.

Green, the CEO and chairman of The Trade Desk, is one of the wealthiest people from Utah, making his grand exit from the Mormon church big news.

“I believe the Mormon church has hindered global progress in women’s rights, civil rights and racial equality, and LGBTQ+ rights,” wrote Green wrote to Nelson.

According to Green, he is also concerned over the church’s financial dealings.

“This money comes from people, often poor, who wholeheartedly believe you represent the will of Jesus,” wrote Green. “They give, expecting the blessings of heaven.” Green wrote.

Now here is the ironic issue of this story, Billionaire Green has not been an active member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for more than 10 years. But now he felt the need to go public with his stance on the church and their anti-LGBT theology.

Green further added in the letter to Nelson that he wants to erase his membership from church records and make an official declaration against the faith. Green is not the only member of his family to leave the churge. Eleven members of his family and a friend announced their formal resignation from the church on Monday as well.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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