Florida TV station highlights faith-based support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections

Florida TV station highlights faith-based support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections

Rev. Joe Parramore: "We have a basic tenet in faith of treating others as we wish to be treated, of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves"

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From the March 21 edition of ABC 27's News at 5:30pm:

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AVA VAN VALEN (REPORTER): The Competitive Workforce Act would protect people from being fired from their jobs, denied housing, or denied basic acomodations simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

REV. JOE PARRAMORE: I believe it's important that we raise a moral standard, that we raise a moral voice. We have a basic tenet in faith of treating others as we wish to be treated, of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. And at the end of the day, that's what this legislation is all about. Can we accept our LGBTQ community like we accept ourselves? They are part of Florida.

VAN VALEN: Nearly 40 percent of Floridians live in cities without civil rights protections. 

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Posted In
Diversity & Discrimination, Gender, LGBTQ, Religion
Network/Outlet
ABC 27
Show/Publication
ABC 27 News at 5:30pm
Stories/Interests
LGBT, Religion, Transgender Rights, Diversity & Discrimination
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