Human Rights Campaign Clergy Call for Justice
From the HRC website: "Clergy from every state in the nation will converge on Capitol Hill to raise public awareness of the need for congress to pass legislation combating hate-motivated violence and banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. Now is the time. Legislation to address hate crimes and employment discrimination will be moving in Congress this April. Americans need clergy to stand up for them now — and politicians need clergy to remind them of their moral duty to protect those who are most vulnerable."
I will be participating in this event, April 16th-17th, in Washington DC, representing Muslims for Progressive Values. (www.mpvusa.org
More info on the Human Rights Campaign and the Clergy Call here: http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Religion4&CONTENTID=35223&TEMPLATE=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm
I'm honored to be one of the Muslims presenting on this day. It is such an important issue -- either human rights, civil rights, and civil liberties are truly for all, or we sanction discrimination based upon certain religious groups ideas of sin and immorality. Once we start down that slippery slope, it won't be long until we are back to sanctioning racial discrimination, religious bigotry, and ethnic profiling.