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People of Faith Say No to CA Proposition 22

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  • U.M. Cornet
    CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE The National Religious Leadership Roundtable presents A Call to Action: People of Faith Say No to CA Proposition 22 Religious
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 7, 2000
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      CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE

      The National Religious Leadership Roundtable presents
      A Call to Action: People of Faith Say No to CA Proposition 22


      Religious leaders come together on this unique occasion to speak with a
      united voice against California's Proposition 22 � The Limitation on
      Marriage Initiative.

      Monday January 31st
      7:00 - 10:00 pm
      The Irvine United Church of Christ
      4915 Alton Parkway
      Irvine, CA


      with

      Rev. James Lawson - retired United Methodist minister of the Holman
      Methodist Church in Los Angeles. His accomplishments include working
      for the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Southern Christian Leadership
      Conference under Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and with peace and social
      action groups such as the NAACP, Urban League, and others. Rev. Lawson was
      recently quoted in the LA Times opposing Prop. 22 and comes higly
      recommended by GLBT activists in the area.

      Dr. Robert Goss - author of the highly regarded book <Jesus Acted Up>
      and Professor of Religion at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.

      Rev. Elder Darlene Garner - of the United Fellowship of Metropolitan
      Community Churches national headquarters in Southern California.

      Rev. Elder Nori Rost - of the Metropolitan Community Churche in Colorado
      Springs, CO and representative of the National Religious Leadership
      Roundtable.

      Mike Fuhr - chair of the Orange County Federation of gay, lesbian and
      AIDS organizations.

      The program will also feature representatives from California Church
      Impact, the California Council of Churches, the No on Knight Campaign,
      and the Interfaith Clergy Caucus.

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      The National Religious Leadership Roundtable is an interfaith network of
      leaders from pro lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender faith, spiritual and
      religious organizations. The NRLR is sponsored by the Policy Institute of
      the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and by Equal Partners in Faith.


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    • U.M. Cornet
      CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE A news release from Equal Partners in Faith. ... NATIONAL NETWORK OF PRO-GLBT RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO MEET IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 27, 2000
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        CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE

        A news release from Equal Partners in Faith.

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        NATIONAL NETWORK OF PRO-GLBT RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO MEET IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA

        Religious Leaders to Speak Out Publicly Against Divisive Anti-gay Ballot
        Initiative, People of Faith Say No to Proposition 22

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        EQUAL PARTNERS IN FAITH
        Contact: Rev. Steven Baines
        (202) 296-4672 ext. 14
        EPFNatlOfc@...

        January 24, 2000
        For Immediate Release
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        January 24, 2000 - A public forum entitled, "A Call to Action: People of
        Faith Say No to CA Proposition 22," will be held on Monday January 31, from
        7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Irvine United Church of Christ, 4915 Alton Parkway,
        Irvine, CA. The forum is taking place in conjunction with the biannual
        meeting of the National Religious Leadership Roundtable for Gay, Lesbian,
        Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Equality, being held January 31 - February
        1 in Santa Ana.

        Orange County CA has become a hub of anti-gay efforts, which includes
        widespread support for Proposition 22 and an attempt by local residents to
        deny El Modena High School students the right to form a club to promote
        tolerance and understanding of GLBT students. Proposition 22, also called
        the Limitation on Marriage Initiative, is a ballot initiative in CA written
        to limit civil marriage rights to couples based on their gender.

        "Proposition 22 is an attempt to manipulate religion to deceive voters and
        divide communities. Religion should be a venue for promoting unity and
        understanding, not divisiveness and intolerance," declared Laura Montgomery
        Rutt, Board Member of Equal Partners in Faith (EPF), and Co-convener of the
        National Religious Leadership Roundtable (NRLR). "We chose to meet in
        Orange County because we feel it is important to let people know that there
        are many people of faith all across the United States who support equality
        and inclusiveness of GLBT people."

        Rev. Steven Baines, Executive Coordinator for EPF and participant in the
        NRLR concurred, "The United States Constitution should be the basis for
        creating laws, not a narrow political-religious agenda. In my opinion, this
        initiative is being used by the religious right as a way to get conservative
        voters to the polls during a presidential primary election, to create a
        hostile climate of intolerance that marginalizes gays and lesbians, and to
        demonize all families which do not fit into the right wing's narrow
        definition of traditional family."

        The National Religious Leadership Roundtable, a national interfaith network
        of leaders of faith, spiritual and religious organizations who affirm gay,
        lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) equality, is cosponsored by Equal
        Partners in Faith and the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian
        Task Force. Attendees at the meeting include more than 35 national
        representatives from a wide array of faith traditions.

        The forum is free and open to the public. Speakers at the forum include
        Rev. James Lawson - retired United Methodist minister of the Holman United
        Methodist Church in Los Angeles; Dr. Robert Goss - author of the highly
        regarded book Jesus Acted Up and Professor of Religion at Webster University
        in St. Louis, MO; Rev. Elder Darlene Garner - of the United Fellowship of
        Metropolitan Community Churches national headquarters in Southern
        California; Rev. Elder Nori Rost - of the Metropolitan Community Church in
        Colorado Springs, CO and representative of the National Religious Leadership
        Roundtable; Rev. Scott Anderson of California Church Impact; and Mike Fuhr -
        Interfaith Director of the Orange County Federation of Gay, Lesbian and AIDS
        Organizations.

        For more information on Proposition 22 (also known as the Knight
        Initiative), see
        http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/4497/other/noknight.html

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        EQUAL PARTNERS IN FAITH is a multi-faith, multi-racial network
        of religious leaders and people of faith committed to
        equality and diversity. Our diverse faith traditions and
        shared religious values lead us to affirm and defend the
        equality of all people, regardless of religion, race, gender or
        sexual orientation. As people of faith, we actively oppose
        the manipulation of religion to promote exclusion and
        inequality.

        EQUAL PARTNERS IN FAITH is helping mainstream and
        progressive people of faith promote a more inclusive vision
        of religion and society. Please join us in this important
        work. Write, call or email us for more information.

        Equal Partners in Faith
        2026 P Street NW
        Washington, DC 20036
        (202) 296-4672 ext. 14
        (202) 296-4673 fax
        email: EPFNatlOfc@...
        http://www.us.net/epf




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