Recent news tells us that members of the small family church in Kansas which protests at military funerals to demonstrate its opposition to homosexuality are going to be in Raleigh on Saturday to demonstrate at the services for Elizabeth Edwards.
The Council has just submitted the following statement to newspapers statewide:
The protesters from Kansas have come many miles to spread their hatred at Elizabeth Edwards’ memorial service. Let us be clear: the Bible calls us to kindness and respect for one another, and Jesus Christ preached throughout his life that we should love one another. The protesters’ appalling and repeated violation of the sacred services by which we honor our dead, along with their representation of themselves as messengers of Christ, are offensive and misrepresent Christian faith.
Now I ask you as people of faith to stand with the North Carolina Council of Churches by signing on to this statement by filling out the form below. We will post the names of all who respond as soon as we receive them.
Please feel free to pass this request along to others.