The rock singer, who is also a Mormon and an LGBT ally, urged religious leaders to disavow controversial practices aimed at changing people’s sexuality and gender identity which in fact only harm them both physically and mentally. “I plead with our religious leaders across the world to stand up for equality together. true equality – not empty words of love – but statements and actions that show our LGBTQ youth that they are ‘sinless’ and perfect just as they are,” the rock star said in Twitter, commenting the gay cure therapy ban was killed off in his native state of Utah, “Until these changes are made within the doctrines of orthodox faith, we will continue to see increased rates of suicidality and depression/anxiety amongst our LGBTQ youth.” He urged Orthodox leaders to support and encourage LGBT Christians within churches instead of forcing them to choose between being who they are and being with God, because if God does not give them love and peace when the whole world (including their own homophobic parents) rejects them, then who will? “It is now up to our leaders to LEAD. How many more children will be lose before we practice true love in our churches?” the singer asked in the end.