Voting Our Conscience
As a person of faith, I believe that basic human dignity comes from God without exclusion or favor. Excluding some of God’s children from full legal protections is an affront to God’s call to do justice.
As people of faith, we are called to be a prophetic voice to speak God’s truth and educate others on the real harms of Amendment One, which is on the May 2012 primary ballot.
Amendment One supporters claim it represents God’s will and then condone its harms. Faith communities throughout North Carolina are exercising the power to speak out against this injustice and continue a tradition of leading people away from harmful division and toward higher moral ground of unity and love.
As people of faith, we support all families joined together by love and commitment. All families deserve legal protections regardless of one’s theological positions. People of faith cannot stand by and do nothing when the ability for some to provide for and protect their loved ones is threatened.
We must vote our conscience, share our stories and donate our time, money and talent to defeating Amendment One.
Vote against harming children and unmarried families. Vote against Amendment One.
Maurice B. Holland Jr.
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