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Toomey must act to secure equal rights for LGBTQ Americans

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I was raised in a church that taught me the value of each person, how all people are beloved and worthy of grace and care. Today, I am honored to serve as the pastor for Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Erie — a proud member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Our church is committed to creating a space where all people are fully embraced as unique children of God, bringing with them their past experiences and hopes for the future. As Galatians 3:28 says, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male and female, for all of us are one in Christ Jesus.”

As Christian faith leaders, we are called by God to care about the well-being of others as we would if Christ himself were among us, seeking justice for those who are often forgotten or discriminated against. Many Christians are surprised to learn Pennsylvania is one of more than 25 states that allow LGBTQ people and their families to be denied housing,........

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