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Faith Groups Split Over Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage

posted on November 22, 2022

David Crary of the Associated Press reports, “Among U.S. faith leaders and denominations, there are sharp differences over the bill advancing in the Senate that would protect same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law.” Some of the country’s most conservative denominations have voiced support for the legislation, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders, however, remain opposed. The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, an American Baptist pastor and the president of the Interfaith Alliance, wrote, “There is a misconception that faith and LGBTQ+ equality are fundamentally incompatible. As a religious leader, I regard this historic legislation as an important contribution to America’s religious freedom.”

Read at Associated Press