An interfaith coalition led by the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Religious Institute has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Several Disciples pastors have signed on to the brief re: LGBTQ rights.
General Minister and President Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens said, “As a faith leader, I believe in a moral vision that affirms equality and justice for all. I believe that all people have inherent dignity and worth and that LGBTQ people deserve access to the same rights and privileges as everyone else. Non-discrimination laws are essential to protecting the rights of LGBTQ people and ensuring that the law does not privilege one set of religious beliefs. As a Christian leader, I believe that love is at the heart of the message of Jesus Christ. Love therefore compels us to honor the human dignity of all persons. Love cannot support discrimination and harm to other human beings. I joined this brief because I cannot be silent when religion is used to support discrimination and harm to others. As a religious leader and a Christian, I am charged to be with and care for those on the margins. We must safeguard their rights.”
See the brief’s signatories beginning on page 52 for those who signed.