LDS plaza video shows scuffle, but no kiss

Matt Aune puts his arm around his partner, Derek Jones, pulling him close as four large men in dark suits gather around them July 9 on the Main Street Plaza. The couple argue with the LDS Church guards, who yank the two men apart and put them in handcuffs. Jones falls to the ground… Aune and Jones have said their romantic moment was modest: Aune gave Jones a “side hug” and a kiss on the face. But the LDS Church said “much more” was involved — “passionate kissing, groping, profane and lewd language.” (The couple have acknowledged they swore at the guards after being stopped.)… “I assume there’s nothing more [to their actions] because I was provided with everything [on video],” [Salt Lake City prosecutor] Gill said… The guards, Aune said Thursday, told them their display of affection was “disgusting,” “gross” and “wrong.”

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