Religious leader responds to Post article

In response to the Washington Post’s September 13 front-page article “Gay couples seeking immigration rights”, Bill Mefford, director of civil and human rights for the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, wrote the editors:

While I appreciate The Post’s coverage of the need to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [LGBT] immigrant families, it was disappointing that this story did not include more supportive voices from the faith community. The article failed to represent the people of various faiths — including my own — who believe that all families must be included in any reform if it is truly to be called comprehensive.

United Methodist, Episcopalian, Jewish, Unitarian and other denominations have wholeheartedly embraced reform that leaves no family behind. Our belief that we must “love thy neighbor as thyself” compels us to speak out for our LGBT neighbors.

This echoes my last post.

You can follow me on Twitter at @ErwindeLeon.

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