“Lincoln has to compete with other communities for talented workers and many of those cities have protections in place based on sexual orientation.”
– Beatty Brasch, Executive Director of Center for People In Need
On April 22, 2012 faith leaders of Lincoln showed their support for fairness by signing the statement below.
As religious leaders we stand for fairness for everyone in our community. We call on the Lincoln City Council to enact provisions that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination in the workplace.
We believe it is our moral imperative to ensure that all our residents live in dignity and free from fear. In our pastoral experience we have seen and heard about bullying, teasing and discrimination in the workplace. We know all too well that this discrimination can be hurtful and even fatal.
As people of faith, we affirm inclusion of all people, and we celebrate the diversity with which God created our world and all living things. LGBT people are children of God and are entitled to equal protection in the eyes of the law. In the workplace people should be judged by their performance, not their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our concern is spiritual, based on our faith: God desires human beings to be treated justly. Now is the time to Make Lincoln Fair.
Encourage your faith leader to add their name to our clergy statement! Click here to view the name and add yours.