Faith leaders praised Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week for issuing an executive order which aims to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people. Whitmer’s executive order provides nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ Michiganders who serve as state employees or state contractors.
Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, who works with African American clergy as part of The Umoja Project, issued a statement :
We applaud Governor Whitmer’s action today which is an important first step in ensuring equal respect for the dignity and worth of all those providing services on behalf of the state. As faith leaders, we are all called to work toward unity and peace in our communities, which includes protecting LGBTQ people from the scourge of discrimination. We are all God’s children, and no one should face mistreatment because of who they are or who they love.
Rev. Dr. Stringfellow is the coordinator of CLGS’s African American Roundtable and leads our work on religious liberty.