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VIDEO: Faith Leaders Analyze Fulton V. City of Philadelphia Oral Arguments

A group of clergy sing in front of a crowd of people rallying while holding signs that say "My Faith Does Not Discriminate," "Fath for Equality," and "Trans Equality Now".

On Wednesday, November 3, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia.

This case could allow private agencies that receive taxpayer-funding to provide government services — such as foster care providers, food banks, homeless shelters, and more — to deny services to people who are LGBTQ, Jewish, Muslim, or Mormon—or who otherwise affront an organization’s “deeply held religious beliefs.”

In response, The National LGBTQ Task Force gathered a panel of faith leaders that same afternoon to analyze the faith implications of the arguments made: What was said? What was missing? What can we, as progressive people of faith, do next?

Below is a Zoom recording of the panel. For more information, contact Barbara Satin, Assistant Faith Works Director, The  National LGBTQ Task Force – [email protected].


Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director of DignityUSA

Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Detroit-based Pastor and Executive Director of the Umoja Project and leader of Inclusive Justice 

Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart, Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs Director for the City of Philadelphia.