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Leaders of People of Faith Against Amendment One react

Leaders of the group People of Faith Against Amendment One held a post-election press conference in Raleigh this morning at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. Flanked by dozens of individual members of the coalition, Rev. Nancy Petty of Pullen told the assembled media and observers that her group is “disappointed but not defeated.”

She said that while “the voting majority has chosen discrimination and fear and inequality,” her group would only redouble its efforts. She cited with evident emotion a late night message she had received after the election results were in from Rev. William Barber of the state NAACP in which he told her that “We have learned from each other and the movement will be even stronger and prevail in the days to come.”

Petty was followed to the podium by Jimmy Creech, a former Methodist minister who has long fought for LGBT equality. Creech characterized the Amendment as both “insidious” and a “gift.”  He said that while “great harm has been done” and despite the fact that the amendment was “an attack on the integrity of LGBT people,” he also had no doubt that the equality movement would emerge from the campaign stronger than it has ever been.

Creech also promised multiple court battles in the weeks and months ahead and said that amendment opponents would do everything in their power to force judges to confront the contradictions that now exist in the state constitution between the new amendment and other longstanding guarantees of equal protection. He said that LGBT couples throughout the state would be seeking marriage licenses in cities throughout the state today and in the coming days in an effort to pursue constitutional challenges.

 

 

2 Comments


  1. Rev. Carl Johnson

    May 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Saddle up. Let’s roll!

  2. JeffS

    May 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I really have no interest in what the so-called christians think right now; any of them.

    Sitting back and waiting for them to decide whose personal freedom they are going to attack in the name of their mythology is a poor decision. It’s time to stop allowing the ignorance and hate to hide behind “religion”.

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