Friday, May 28, 2010

Faith in America: ending religion-based bias

This group, Faith in America, is very interesting. It exists to challenge religion-based bias. Recently, they hired former Obama advisor Steve Hildebrand. In an interview with LGBTPOV, he says,

Every time we try to get a voter who opposes marriage to switch their support our way, most use their religion or their fear that gay marriage will be taught to their children in schools. The opposition to teaching children in schools is most often based on their religious views. That has led me to believe that reducing religion-based bigotry towards gay people will help us win these important battles. Until we get beyond religion, we will continue to struggle.

The programs and dialogue developed by Faith in America are compelling. We will not change every mind. This is a war we have to win before we can win each of the battles.

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