As clergy and faith leaders from a broad diversity of religious traditions, we are voicing our support and encourage you to support the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA), to ensure the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Missourians in the workplace.
When hardworking gay and transgender people are denied basic rights like the opportunity to work and keep their homes, simply for living honestly, their basic humanity is fundamentally denied. As clergy and faith community leaders, we know firsthand the devastating effects the loss of a job or a home can have on individuals, families, and communities.
The Missouri Nondiscrimination Act is a common sense, measured approach to removing discriminatory barriers to employment for LGBT people while respecting the religious beliefs and teachings of America's diverse faith traditions.
Extending the full, long overdue rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the gay and transgender community is a pressing moral, social, and economic priority.
In signing this letter of support, you are urging the General Assembly to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act.
*Participation indicates your support as an individual clergy member, not that of your congregation.