Some Evangelical Leaders Refuse to Compromise on LGBT Rights, Religious Freedom

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Some evangelicals and other Christian leaders are refusing to compromise on issues of LGBT rights and religious freedom.

Christianity Today reports that leaders from nearly 90 evangelicals seminaries, publications, ministries, and churches, as well as Catholic and Orthodox leaders, have signed a statement making clear their firm stance regarding LGBT rights.

The Christian leaders said in the statement that they do not support any measures which would provide legal protection to members of the LGBT community.

“[We] believe that proposed SOGI laws [sexual orientation and gender identity], including those narrowly crafted, threaten fundamental freedoms,” they wrote as part of the “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion” campaign, hosted by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

Although some have encouraged Christian leaders to be at the forefront of a move to craft legislation outlining LGBT rights in order to have more of a say in what is passed, these leaders maintain that working to formulate the rights of the LGBT community will only inhibit religious freedom.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines
Veronica Neffinger

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