We’re aiming to highlight what is a gesture that is difficult for many in the LGBTI community and turn it into a celebration of love and by asking people to ‘hold tight,’ when they feel like letting go. – Australia & New Zealand Banking Group
Day: February 18, 2017
More than 500 leaders of various faiths are petitioning for Christopher Young to be given a new trial. The leaders are from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Islamic faiths. They are requesting a new trial on one specific reason, that a potential juror was eliminated from the jury for Young’s trial because of her association with a Baptist Church which had a prison ministry.
The court ruled that the Washington Law Against Discrimination as applied in this case did not violate any First Amendment rights, guaranteed by the US Constitution. That the law is a neutral, generally applicable law that serves the WA State government’s compelling interest in eradicating discrimination in public accommodations.
I’ve heard it, and you probably have as well, Islam is a violent religion. Folks who claim to be Muslim, who commit violence in the name of Islam are really Muslims. And when I have responded with the idea that it is the same regarding Christians and Christianity, I encounter opposition, folks who claim to be Christian, who commit violence in the name of Christianity, aren’t really Christians.