Monday, April 16, 2007

Marching on Washington Against Hate Crimes

In an essay entitled "Mr. De La Torre Goes to Washington," Illif School of Theology ethicist and Baptist minister Miguel De La Torre lays out his remarks in Washington, DC in support of two bills: a hate-crime bill and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Here are his closing words from the Ethics Daily piece:

As a Christian, I cannot imagine why the body of Christ would even think twice about supporting these laws.

I recognize that some Christians may struggle with accepting gay, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders as brothers and sisters in Christ, but I would at the very least hope that no Christian would advocate not holding responsible those who perpetrate violence on humans or deny qualified humans the ability to feed themselves through hard work.

Thus, I am in our nation's capital today, speaking the word of the Lord that justice may prevail for all, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity and--yes--their gender identity or sexual orientation.

I agree!

1 comment:

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Miguel de la Torre is a personal friend. Boy, can he keep up a HUGE writing schedule!