Task Force to Co-Host Counter-Protest to National Prayer Breakfast at Creating Change Conference

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Inga Sarda-Sorensen, isorensen@theTaskForce.org,
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Pedro Julio Serrano, pserrano@theTaskForce.org,
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Task Force to Co-Host Counter-Protest to National Prayer Breakfast at Creating Change Conference

WASHINGTON - What: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is co-hosting
the American Prayer Hour to protest the National Prayer Breakfast on
Feb. 4. It is among other American Prayer Hour events occurring
nationwide in response to Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" - which
would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or even death.

The bill was proposed by Ugandan MP David Bahati. Bahati is
connected to The National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., through
the sponsor of the breakfast, The Family. The Family is a secretive
Christian based organization that supports placement of leaders in
government and economic position of power. Bahati is The Family's
primary organizer in Uganda.

Leaders at the Task Force-hosted American Prayer Hour at National
Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change will gather on Thursday,
Feb. 4 at 8 a.m., to protest the National Prayer Breakfast and the
Ugandan measure, and will call upon all people to affirm inclusive
values and celebrate diversity.

When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m.

Where: Dallas Ballroom A1, Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive Street in downtown Dallas, Texas

Who: The Rev. Dr. Stephen Sprinkle of Brite Divinity School
will moderate; and there will be several speakers, possibly including a
Ugandan man seeking asylum in the U.S. who is expected to tell his
personal story. The American Prayer Hour events are co-sponsored by the
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Human Rights Campaign, Gay &
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, National Black Justice Coalition,
Metropolitan Community Church, Faith in America, Bishop Gene Robinson
and Truth Wins Out.

More about the conference: Creating Change reflects the breadth and
scope of diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
community and supporters of LGBT rights. It is the largest organizing
conference for LGBT rights supporters in the United States. Find
additional details here.

 

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