Tuesday, January 22, 2008

John Edwards, the Rev. Longcrier, and Using Religion to Deny Us Our Rights as Americans Who Are Gay

Having started posting the comments of presidential candidates--Republicans and Democrats alike--I continue this morning's blog with a Youtube excerpt from one of the recent Youtube Debates aired by CNN. I heard this at the time it was first aired, then reminded of it again by Mitchell Gold and Jimmy Creech, who know the Rev. Longcrier of Hickory, NC. The Rev. Longcrier asks a question that impacts my life, the life of my family, and others in the LGBT community: why is it acceptable to use religion to deny those of us who are LGBT our full and equal rights? Watch and listen carefully to how Edwards answers the question, because it has to do with the place and presence of religion in the public square:

More to come!

Peace, Brett

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