I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:34).
As a disciple, I strongly believe in the message to love others as Christ has loved us. This motivates me to work as an advocate for the full inclusion of all people in the life of the church and society regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. I believe RFRA, a new law in Indiana legalizing discrimination, stands in direct opposition to Jesus’ command to love others. To show support to all people and to make a visible stand against discrimination, I have joined with others to create a free sign for churches* to show they welcome everyone. This sign is intentionally modeled after the Open for Service movement, which many businesses are using, and donations are appreciated.
To learn more about the importance of people of faith standing against this legislation, please read Reconciling Ministries Network’s letter “When the Right to Discriminate Collides with the Rites of Holy Week.”
*You can easily create stickers by printing directly onto Avery® Removable Full Sheet Labels 6470.