mitchell gold headshot 785783 Mitchell Gold: Religion Based Bigotry Our Biggest ObstacleOp-ed excerpt from Faith In America’s Founder Mitchell Gold in the Washington Blade:

“As thousands converge on the nation’ capital this weekend for the National Equality March, our demand is simple: We want full equality.

Now. Although there has been great progress in the last 50 years, the equality movement for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans has not moved forward as quickly as we should and could have. In the final analysis, it is because we have not effectively addressed the biggest barrier between us and our equality: religion-based bigotry and prejudice.

For those who do not realize the significance of religion and the impact religion-based bigotry has on our struggle for equality, they will continue to wander about aimlessly, dragging the pink elephant in the room behind them, holding them back.”

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