In March, Members of Congress introduced the Equality Act (H.R. 5/S. 788), a piece of federal legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Episcopal Church fully affirms and supports people of all sexual orientations and gender identities as children of God and recognizes their entitlement to full civil rights.
Now is the time to stand with members of this community and make long overdue inclusions to federal law.
Write to your members of Congress and encourage them to support the Equality Act now!
On Palm Sunday 2018, a multiracial group of church leaders with representation from evangelical, mainline Protestant, African-American, and Catholic churches, released a declaration to remind Christians—including the ninety-one percent of members of Congress who self-identify as Christian—that when politics undermines theology, we must examine that politics.
"The 78th General Convention of our Church did a remarkable thing: the General Convention invited us as a church to take up this Jesus Movement. We made a commitment to live into being the Jesus Movement by committing to evangelism and the work of reconciliation — beginning with racial reconciliation … across the borders and boundaries that divide the human family of God. This is difficult work. But we can do it. It’s about listening and sharing. It’s about God.” ~ Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
The Racial Reconciliation page on the Episcopal Church website can be found HERE. There you will find more information about the journey that we, as Episcopalians and people of faith, are encouraged to take together. Resources, including Becoming Beloved Community, can be found there as well.
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