I was thinking of political correctness and then this headline popped up on my computer at work today...
A gay couple say they were detained by security guards on a plaza owned by the Mormon church in Salt Lake City and later cited by police, claiming it stemmed from a kiss on the cheek.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said that the men became argumentative and refused to leave after being asked to stop their "inappropriate behavior." The men say they were targeted because they are gay.
Aune, 28, said he gave Jones, 25, a hug and kiss and that the two were then approached by a security guard, who asked them to leave, telling them they were being inappropriate and that public displays of affection aren't allowed on the property. He said other guards arrived and the men were handcuffed.
"We asked what we were doing wrong," Aune told The Associated Press.
Church spokeswoman Kim Farah said in a statement Friday that the men were "politely asked to stop engaging in inappropriate behavior — just as any other couple would have been."
Wow, public displays of affection not allowed is going a little far (all those wedding pictures would say otherwise)... but um. Political correctness will help to escalate this sort of thing into outrage.