Only after I had left the conference center was I informed that churches other than the LDS Church had obtained most of the permits to demonstrate downtown during the LDS conference.
As I walked to the conference center, I saw groups of people wearing permits around their necks. I assumed these groups were protesters and that I was about to be verbally accosted, so my wife and I hurried past. As I was passing I heard one man say, "Enjoy your meetings." Wow, was I ever floored and grateful, too.
I would like to apologize for my discourteous attitude and express my thanks to those who sacrificed their weekend in order that I may enjoy mine.