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5 People Vote Against Mormon Leadership in Rare Move

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A handful of people have voiced their public opposition to the Mormon church presidency during the faith's conference in Salt Lake City.

During a part of the conference when attendees usually raise their hands in unison in a vote of support for church leadership, five of the 20,000 people in attendance stood up Saturday and yelled, "opposed."

They drew some gasps by attendees.

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Dieter Uchtdorf, the faith's third-highest ranking leader who was at the podium, noted their votes. He later reminded that people in opposition are welcome to express their reasons to regional church leaders.

The opposition group says it is unhappy with how little access it has to express concerns to church leaders.