In response to a local group of anti-gay marriage pastors who have expressed disapproval of President Barack Obama protest because of the president's support of marriage equality, a group of pro-gay clergy will take to the street to show their support for the LGBT community.
On Thursday, August 16th at noon, a group of local clergy from a number of faiths and denominations — calling itself "Clergy Demanding Rights for All" — will meet in front of the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center (MGLCC) at 892 S. Cooper.
"In reality, LGBT people are as much a part of the fabric of religious life as they are any other aspect of our society. Several houses of worship in the Mid-South are open, affirming, and welcoming of LGBT members. The list of these supportive houses of worship continues to grow as the congregations do the work of fully including all people who share their faith," reads a news release promoting the event.