Faith-based Work & LGBTQ Rights: How to have Fairness for All
The Equality Act protects LGBTQ rights but not religious freedoms. Adding thoughtful, crucial amendments will ensure that both the LGBTQ community and people and institutions of all faiths are protected.
Join APJ and the AND Campaign for a virtual conversation with Stanley Carlson-Thies from the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance at the Center for Public Justice, Art Hooker from APJ, and Justin Giboney from the &Campaign. Together they will discuss the adverse implications of the Equality Act on faith-based organizations, particularly those who serve the African-American community and offer ways the Senate can craft amendments that protect all citizens and institutions.
This conversation will be followed by a training session that will help YOU to advocate for those amendments.
Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA, and the co-founder and president of the AND Campaign, a Christian civic organization. He served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative, and in 2012 and 2016 Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention. Giboney also served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors and has written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today and The Hill.
Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, Center for Public Justice
Stanley Carlson-Thies is the Founder and Senior Director of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance (IRFA), a division of the Center for Public Justice. As part of this role, he convenes the Coalition to Preserve Religious Freedom, a multi-faith alliance of social-service, education, and religious freedom organizations that advocates for the religious freedom of faith-based organizations to Congress and the federal government. In addition he is also a Senior Fellow at the Canadian think tank Cardus.
Association for Public Justice
Art Hooker is the founder and Principal of New Metropolitan a social design studio. He has had the opportunity to consult, design, and produce campaigns and content for leading brands such as Herman Miller, Verizon, The White House, and the American Heart Association. Informed by over 10 years of qualitative research on 5 continents in the areas of passion, creativity, and movements, he partners with companies and individuals who desire to replenish the metropolitan regions of the world through leadership development, learning, media, and business innovation.
In 2017 he formed Hope Labs Inc., a non-profit to help create innovative collaborative opportunities for individuals, corporations, non-profit and civic organizations.
Equality Act and Fairness for All:
Implications for Faith-based Organizations
Federal legislation called the Equality Act aims to protect LGBTQ rights. Fairness for All aims to protect both LGBTQ civil rights and the religious freedom of faith-based organizations, not one at the expense of the other. Learn about both and how to take action.