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National LGBTQ Task Force presents religious freedom panel

Bigots weaponize religious freedom against our community. A new event featuring Rev. Stringfellow and others will address what we can do.

The National LGBTQ Task Force will hold a Facebook Live event on June 14th, just prior to June 16th Religious Freedom Day.

Religious Freedom as a founding principle was intended to protect people in their religious beliefs and practices, and also provide freedom “from” religion. But this belief has been twisted to justify discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and others — as well as to criticize people who adhere to faith practices that the Christian Right doesn’t like, and to diminish secular people or non-Christians. or atheistic views, and to impede people’s reproductive rights and freedoms.

You are invited to a Religious Freedom Day event where leaders from faith-based and secular institutions lift up the true meaning of religious freedom.

When: Thursday, January 14, 6PM ET/3PM Pacific

Who: Moderator, Barbara Satin, Assistant Faith Work Director, National LGBTQ Task Force

Panelists: Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Director of Ministerial Outreach for the Center for

LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church

Detroit; Imam Daayiee Abdullah, Executive Director of MECCA Institute (Muslim Education

Center for Creative Academics); Nick Fish, President, American Atheists and Elaina Ramsey, Executive Director of the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

Co-sponsors (list in formation): The National LGBTQ Task Force, Inclusive Justice, Faith in Public Life, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, MECCA Institute and American Atheists.

Register for the event here.

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