A potential executive order legalizing wide-ranging discrimination against LGBTQ people under the guise of religious freedom violates the core values of equality and inclusion that are at the heart of Keshet’s mission and the very ethos of Jewish tradition. Already, since the election, we have heard from many queer Jewish teens – and LGBTQ people of all ages – who feel vulnerable and fearful that their rights will come under attack under this administration. We cannot stand by and watch these fears become our new reality.
On February 2nd, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, in partnership with Faith in Public Life and Keshet held an Emergency Faith Briefing call at 4pm EST.
Legal experts from Lambda Legal and Americans United for Separation of Church and State joined the call to answer questions. This Executive Order may masquerade as protecting the rights of people of faith. But, as Jews, we know that discrimination does not protect our religious freedom; it defiles it. Our history and tradition teach us that a just society makes us all stronger.
Listen to the call below:
or by dialing in to the following number:
1-302-202-1115 Access Code: 29643339