SHOUTING MATCH

Mass Kissing Protest Upsets Mormons

About 100 gay activists staged a mass "kiss in" protest near a Mormon church where two gay men were cited for trespassing and handled roughly after kissing each other a few weeks ago. The protest, where gay and straight partners kissed each other, started a shouting match between the activists and the Mormons, who were carrying signs denouncing homosexuality. Matt Aune and his partner Derek Jones said they stumbled into the area by the church after a concert and exchanged a modest kiss before both were handcuffed by a church guard. One was pinned to the ground and both were cited for tresspassing. "They engaged in passionate kissing, groping, profane and lewd language, and had obviously been using alcohol," a church spokeswoman said.