BY BTL STAFF
TROY – Central Woodward Christian Church (DOC) will host an Interfaith Panel Discussion on Marriage Equality May 20.
An upcoming interfaith marriage discussion panel will discuss theological underpinnings regarding marriage, marriage equality, ethics surrounding civil marriage rights and faith teachings about doing justice.
Discussion will include panelists: Dr. Bob Cornwall, Central Woodward Christian Church; Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg, Congregation Shir Tikvah; George and Kit Belvitch, Fortunate Families and a few others yet to be announced. Kevin Hogan from the Michigan Roundtable will serve as discussion moderator.
“As we know all too well, the main opposition to LGBT rights and marriage equality comes from the religious right,” Rick Modglin-Green, associate pastor at DOC, said. “We seek to help to change that narrative to one of justice and inclusion for LGBTQ people. As we know, the best way to gain support is by telling our stories.”
The event is put on in cooperation with Michigan for Marriage with the goal of helping to create a greater acceptance of Marriage Equality in the greater communities of metro Detroit. Discussions will begin at 7 p.m. at Central Woodward Christian Church located at 3955 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy. Childcare will be provided while parents and guardians attend the panel.