As followers of Jesus and the teachings Jesus established of love, compassion, tolerance and egalitarianism as presented in the Gospel writings of the Bible’s New Testament, we are commissioned to present to the world a faith which espouses the truth of Jesus of Nazareth. We stand in solidarity with all faiths which promote non-violent interaction with mankind, we stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, we stand in solidarity with those who do not profess any faith but also choose to live in peace with the world’s humanity.
Our truth is under attack by a minority who claim Biblical inerrancy. Their values advocate violence, intolerance, bigotry, and oppression in the name of their god. Please pray with me.
Men and women are meeting this weekend in our nation’s capital under the guise of VVS, Values Voter Summit. They claim to hold godly truth in their rhetoric of hate and bigotry. They advocate violence against their fellow man in the name of their god. They claim exclusive knowledge of the will of the eternal Being we all name as God.
We can only rely on the wisdom gleaned through your teachings in our scriptures. We stand on the words of Jesus when Jesus told us to love the Lord God above all and then to love our fellow man as ourselves. We believe the words of Jesus when Jesus told us that love and compassion were the only way to walk with you. We accept into our souls the Spirit of the Holy which leads us in non-violent coexistence with all of God’s creation.
We will not judge the actions of those opposed to us. We cannot wish harm to those who hate us. We can only ask you to remove the scales of intolerance and hatred from their eyes and the festering of darkness from their hearts. This is our right and duty as children of God, as purveyors of your Holy Spirit.
In all things may we be grateful for your unending grace and protection . AMEN
Following is a reblog of the post ‘A GATHERING OF BIGOTS’
The Family Research Council (FRC) is hosting its annual Values Voter Summit Oct. 13-15, a rogues’ gallery of the radical right, this year keynoted by President Trump himself.
The FRC is an organization that has relentlessly vilified LGBT people – portraying them as sick, vile, incestuous, violent, perverted, and a danger to children and the nation. Because of its demonizing lies about the LGBT community, it has been named as a hate group by the SPLC.ORG Like its host, the Values Voters Summit claims it stands for “values.” But whose values?
Key leaders in the established anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim movements will gather this weekend in Washington, D.C., for the annual Values Voter Summit (VVS), along with President Donald Trump and his former strategist and Breitbart executive Stephen Bannon.VALUES VOTER SUMMIT
Among the CONFIRMED SPEAKERS at the Value Voters Summit October 13-15, 2017 in Washington, D.C., will be a who’s who list of conservative right religious and political figures.
STEVE BANNON, TONY PERKINS, JERRY BOYKIN, LIBERTY COUNSEL, ACT FOR AMERICA, FRANK GAFFNEY, JR, ROY MOORE (Alabama candidate for US Senate),
Bigotry is not an American value. You can stand up for equality and speak out against the bigotry displayed by the Family Research Council. Here’s how:
Let people know that President Trump is lending the legitimacy of his office to a hate group that relentlessly demonizes LGBT people and works to deny them of their equal rights. Share this message on social media.
Expose the Family Research Council’s true values.
Educate yourself. Read our profile on the Family Research Council.
Take action against hate in your community. Follow our 10 Ways to Fight Hate guide.