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Anti Gay Speaker At Defense Dept

By Charlotte Robinson, April 30, 2013
You’d think they’d learn but the US Department of Defense is set to welcome one of the most anti gay homophobic pastors Greg Laurie as the headline speaker for its Day of Prayer on May 2nd. Allyson Robinson Executive Director of OutServe-SLDN stated, "Mr. Laurie represents the worst our nation's communities of faith have to offer when it comes to fairness, justice & equality. His hurtful, out-of-the-mainstream rhetoric stands at direct odds with the mission the Commander-in-Chief and the Secretary of Defense have laid out: that this nation's military will be an institution that respects the dignity & honors the service of our gay & lesbian service members, veterans & their families. On behalf of our 6,000 members & their families, representing over 67,000 LGBT members of the armed forces, we call upon the Department of Defense to rescind their invitation to Pastor Laurie & invite in his place a faith leader who can speak with integrity & respect to the needs and concerns of all of our nation’s courageous service members.” Among Laurie's past comments are the following, as reported on October 31, 2012 by The Christian Post: "God has established the order of the family. It's been said a family can survive without a nation, but a nation cannot survive without the family. God set it up – bringing a man & a woman together in marriage & then of course ultimately with children & grandchildren. That's his order. What does he start with? Honor your father & mother. Notice it says honor your father & mother. Not honor your father & father, or honor your mother & mother, or honor your mother & her live-in lover or her partner. We tamper with God's order at our own peril." Talk about being on the wrong side of history. OMG!! :) For More Info: sldn.org 
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