“The church leadership is not honest about its history, its finances, and its advocacy,” he wrote, according to The Tribune.
Green wrote that he will donate $600,000 to the LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Utah as the first major donation from his family foundation's giving arm, Dataphilanthropy.
Executive Director Troy Williams said Equality Utah is "incredibly grateful for Jeff’s generosity and support.".
"In Utah, we have made enormous strides forward toward LGBTQ equality," he said in an email.
Jeff’s financial support will ensure that we will remain a prominent force in Utah politics for years to come.".
Despite those conflicts, Equality Utah has managed to work alongside church leaders and the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass historic legislation.
The university forbids same-sex dating and doesn't officially recognize or support BYU Pride, the student-run LGBTQ group. »