Please give as you are able to help those in need.
Our hearts go out to all those who have suffered unimaginable loss due to the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Though we are all connected and part of the same human family, the reality is that our LGBTQ brothers and sisters can have unique legal and personal battles to face in such a monumental tragedy. We ask that you lift them up in prayer as they begin the difficult restoration process.
While most churches and religious figures have responded with genuine compassion, some fundamentalist groups just can’t help but use this national tragedy as a means to bash those with whom they disagree. Extremist groups have already issued warnings, claiming that God flooded the region because of pro-choice advocates and homosexuals.
Soulforce remains committed to confronting such outrageous claims and the toxic religious teachings that lead to so much unnecessary suffering. But for now, our primary focus must be on working together as a global community to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The staff and Board of Directors at Soulforce encourage you to donate generously to the emergency relief organization of your choice. If you are looking for a way to donate, please consider the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. Several organizations around the country have partnered together to support the Hurricane Katrina Emergency Relief Fund, which will provide emergency help to LGBTQ youth and families. You can donate and learn more about this fund by visiting www.nyacyouth.org.
Blessings from all of us at Soulforce.