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Pennsylvania bishops: Advocating for the marginalized

Pennsylvania bishops: Advocating for the marginalized

Reported in the Episcopal Digital Network, the bishops of the five dioceses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania today called for the passage of the Pennsylvania Non-Discrimination Act, directed towards discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace and in housing and “other public accommodations.”
From the text:

Our support for the Non-Discrimination Act is rooted in our faith. Sacred scripture teaches us that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God, and therefore must be treated with dignity and respect. As Christians, we follow a savior who spent much of his earthly ministry among the cast off and the cast out, and we are called to advocate on behalf of the vulnerable and the marginalized. Jesus commanded us to love one another, and he listed no exceptions.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania is the only state in the northeast that does not have legislation protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The bill was introduced last year with co-sponsors in both parties, according to the ACLU of Pennsylvania, which also citing polling showing that 70 percent of Pennsylvanians support such legislation.

Posted by Cara Ellen Modisett

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