Thursday, May 14, 2009
Harry Knox, Director of the Religion and Faith Program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a member of President Barack Obama’s newly convened council on Faith Based Initiatives and Neighborhood Partnerships, speaks at a Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday with Religious Left, gay and transsexual clergy.
IRD -- Activists ranging from a transsexual United Methodist minister to high-profile Evangelical pastor Tony Campolo descended upon Capitol Hill May 5th for an afternoon of lobbying in favor of a homosexual and transsexual legislative agenda. Organized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest gay rights group, the lobbying day was part of HRC’s second “Clergy Call” event. “Justice is love translated into social policy,” Campolo told the assembled group. “This [legislation] is a chance to practice that love.” The ordained Baptist pastor said that clergy could say what they wanted “as long as it does not promote violence. We Evangelicals who have such a high view of scripture should want justice for gays, lesbians and transgendered persons,” Campolo said.
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