Thursday, August 03, 2017
Texas Progressive Faith Leaders Hit The ATX
Um, no. Dignity and diversity over discrimination.
It was sponsored by Texas Impact, a statewide interfaith advocacy network that was founded in 1973. The real Christians and progressive faith leaders were at the Capitol to express their opposition to the GOP hate slate and push back against the false Texas Values narrative that all Texas faith leaders support discrimination..
Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders during this Texas Interfaith Lobby Day gathered for a day of events that included a prayer service on the floor of the Texas House, visits to legislators, advocacy training sessions and called for an end to attempts to pass the unjust anti-trans HB 46, HB 50 and SB 3 bills.
They spent this day driving home the message they were #MianstreamNotExtreme.
"Mainstream faith communities affirm the shared values of respect, dignity and welcome for every person,"said Texas Impact Executive Director Bee Morehead.
Trying to pass that unjust legislation has already cost Texas $66 million in convention business with more in jeopardy as an ever lengthening list of corporate leaders urges the Texas House to just say no to discrimination.
So glad that Texas progressive faith leaders are part of that chorus of righteousness