The NAACP Board of Directors has endorsed marriage equality. The Board vote was overwhelmingly affirmative: 62 - 2.
"The NAACP Constitution affirmatively states our objective to ensure the 'political, education, social and economic equality' of all people. Therefore, the NAACP has opposed and will continue to oppose any national, state, local policy or legislative initiative that seeks to codify discrimination or hatred into the law or to remove the Constitutional rights of LGBT citizens. We support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Further, we strongly affirm the religious freedoms of all people as protected by the First Amendment."
We at Sunshine Cathedral hope for the day when religious and worshiping communities will no longer promote heterosexism and homophobia as religous values, but until that glorious day, we are even more committed to working toward the end of religious prejudices being codified in civil laws. Our prayer for our country is the same as our pledge to it, that there may be "liberty and justice for ALL."
The spiritual leaders of Sunshine Cathedral are proud of and thankful to the leadership of the NAACP for their historic vote on behalf of marriage equality.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the U.S. For more information about this amazing organziation, please visit www.NAACP.org.
God bless the NAACP!
In shared service,
Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins