UUC Congregations Present Film
Two Unitarian Universalist Congregations in the region are joining forces in opposition to Amendment One to the N.C. Constitution.
This amendment, which was passed by the N.C. Legislature in August, would "provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State" if approved by N.C. voters in May.
The congregations are the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, of Fayetteville (UUCF), and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhills (UUCS), which meets in Whispering Pines.
The two congregations are organizing a series of film/discussion events that will be held over the next three months that portrays the discrimination that exists in our culture against peoples who are gay or lesbian.
The films that will be shown have been chosen by the Reel Equality Project, sponsored by Working Films, which brings documentary films to community organizations.
Working Films is headquartered in Wilmington, with satellite offices in New York and London.
The first film in this series will be shown on Friday, Feb. 3, starting at 7:15 p.m. at the Melchor-Quick Meeting House, which is located at 669 Country Club Drive, Fayetteville. It will be open to the public, and no admission will be charged.
The film is titled "Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness." This documentary, by Thomas Allen Harris, explores the volatile struggle surrounding the Massachusetts state constitutional convention on same sex marriage.
After the 15-minute film, a discussion will be held.
Both UUCS and UUCF are open to all individuals, without regard to race, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, and without requiring adherence to any particular religious belief or interpretation of religion.
For more information about this film/discussion event series, contact UUCF board President John Mattox at (910) 429-8399.
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