Last edited: February 06, 2005

Sodomy Ruling Endorsed

Philadelphia Inquirer, July 15, 2003
PO Box 8263, Philadelphia, PA 19101
Fax: 215-854-4483

David Montgomery’s June 27 article on the Supreme Court decision regarding sodomy laws focused on the opinions of the rapidly shrinking minority.

Two quasi-religious anti-gay organizations were quoted: Focus on the Family and the Urban Family Council. The article says that “social conservatives and religious organizations assailed the ruling.”

However, an amicus brief on behalf of the plaintiffs was filed by the Alliance of Baptists; the American Friends Service Committee; the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism; Bishop Frank T. Griswold 3d, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Methodist Federation for Social Action; the General Synod of the United Church of Christ; the Unitarian Universalist Association, and 22 other religious organizations.

Neither we nor any of the religious organizations we represent are assailing this ruling.

—Barbara Lamond Purdom, Christopher Purdom, Interfaith Working Group, Philadelphia []

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