The Council along with EqualityNC and the Equality Federation are bringing together three speakers to look at the ethical implications of HB2 for people of faith.
The Rev. Dr. David Gushee, a leading Christian ethicist and moral voice in the evangelical movement who currently serves as Vice President of the American Academy of Religion and incoming President-Elect of the Society for Christian Ethics. He is a professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Atlanta.
The Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Senior Pastor of St. Phillip AME Zion Church in Greensboro and the Executive Director of Clinton’s Corner of Catawba Community Development Corporation, which deals primarily with the plight of those in the throes of poverty. He is third vice president of the NC NAACP, a staunch LGBTQ advocate, and president-elect of the Council.
William S. Meyer, an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center where he has worked for 30 years. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work and has written and spoken publicly about the psychological and spiritual harms faced by LGBTQ individuals.
The public is invited, and admission is free.