All Saints Church joined with over 100 faith leaders from around the nation asking President Obama to leave out a religious exemption in his upcoming executive order which seeks to ban job discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation among federal contractors.
The letter — signed by a diverse group of high-level religious leaders and clergy, was delivered to the White House on July 8th — read in part:
“An executive order that allows for religious discrimination against LGBT people contradicts the order’s fundamental purpose, as well as the belief shared by more and more Americans every day, which is that LGBT people should not be treated as second-class citizens. An exception would set a terrible precedent by denying true equality for LGBT people, while simultaneously opening a Pandora’s Box inviting other forms of discrimination.”
Read the rest of the letter here: http://bit.ly/lgbtletter