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As Texas' "anti-sanctuary cities" legislation takes effect, interfaith communities are speaking out and studying up.

THESE EVENTS ARE POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED...STAY TUNED!

 

“Mainstream, Not Extreme”

 

Austin, TX— August 1—A broad coalition of mainstream Texas religious leaders today spoke out against Senate Bill 3 and other so-called “bathrooms bills” that would discriminate against transgender youths and adults. The speakers, who represent millions of mainstream faith community members, included high-level leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions, and a non-denominational Christian parent of a transgender child.

 

 Faith Leaders File Amicus Brief Supporting Challenge to Texas’s Anti-Immigrant Senate Bill 4

 

Austin, TX—Bishop C. Andrew Doyle of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, joined by other faith leaders and Texas Impact, a statewide interfaith organization whose membership includes more than two-dozen Christian, Jewish and Muslim denominational bodies, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court in San Antonio in support of several Texas cities seeking to halt the implementation of Senate Bill 4 (SB 4).  

 

On August 1, as a prelude to Texas Impact’s Interfaith Lobby Day, we will gather with Rabbi Neil Blumofe and Rabbi Susan Lippe in the House Chamber to observe the Jewish holy day of Tisha b’Av, which begins at sundown on Monday, July 31.

Mainstream faith communities affirm respect, dignity, and welcome for every person. Discriminatory legislation that targets individuals based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity runs counter to Texan values.

Y'all Means All: Discrimination Has No Place in Texas

Dear Texas Lawmakers:

As members of Texas faith communities, we represent a large and diverse constituency that cares deeply about this state. We urge you to reaffirm our state’s commitment to welcome all who would call Texas home.

Mainstream faith communities affirm the shared values of respect, dignity, and welcome for every person. Discriminatory legislation that targets individuals based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity runs counter to Texan values.

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