My Faith Does Not Discriminate:

A Letter to Texas Legislators


My Faith Does Not Discriminate: A Letter to Texas Legislators


Texas political leaders continue to target LGBT Texans for discrimination. Join with clergy from diverse traditions to demand dignity and full equality for LGBT Texans.

You can add your name to the following letter by using the form on this page.

To State Leaders and Members of the Texas Legislature,

As ministers, rabbis and other religious leaders, we believe in the full equality of LGBT Texans – equality before God and equality under the law. This deeply held belief is shared by diverse congregations all across the state of Texas.

Our faith compels us to oppose discriminatory laws masquerading as “religious freedom,” or any other attempts to treat LGBT Texans as second-class citizens. Indeed, our faith leads us to support laws that maintain and expand full protection and freedom for the LGBT community.

We denounce all attempts to use religion to demonize, discriminate against, or bring harm to LGBT people. We call on you, our state leaders, to support policies that treat all Texans equally under the law.

Respectfully,

Rev. Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis
Houston

Rev. Valda Jean Combs
Houston

Rev. Kent Miller
Austin

Rev. Stephen Quill
Katy

Rev. Dr. Neil Cazares-Thomas
Dallas

Rev. John Elford
Austin

Rev. Dr. Edward Kern
San Antonio

Rev. Dr. Tim Bruster
Fort Worth

Rev. Nancy McCranie
McDade

Rev. Chuck Freeman
Austin

Rabbi Kelly Levy
Austin

Rev. Tom Vandestadt
Austin

Rev. Erika Wilson
San Antonio
Mak Kneebone
Klein

Andries Coetzee
San Antonio

Michael Gregg
Dallas

Chad McCall
Austin

Rev. Michael Diaz
Dallas

Rev. Naomi Brown
San Antonio

Rev. Dr. William Knight
San Antonio

Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune
Austin

Rev. Pepa Paniagua
McKinney

Rabbi Neil Blumofe
Austin

Rev. Amy Moore
Dallas

Rabbi Alan Freedman
Austin

Rev. Brian Ferguson
Austin