POSTED: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 10:42am
UPDATED: Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 9:46pm
HOUSTON, TX — Three days before The Response, the Houston prayer event Gov. Rick Perry initiated two months ago, the response has been spirited among those objecting to the governor’s participation.
On Tuesday, more than 50 Houston-area religious and community leaders disseminated a signed statement drafted by the Anti-Defamation League expressing “deep concern” about a prayer rally “not open to all faiths,” while the Houston GLBT Political Caucus and related organizations announced a Friday rally at Tranquility Park to protest the event. The groups that represent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people accused the American Family Association and other sponsors of the prayer event of hatred toward the GLBT community.
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