Nebraska Churches Buy Full-Page Ad To Oppose LGBT-Friendly Nondiscrimination Protections

Via Aksarbent, a coalition of anti-gay churches took out a full-page ad in the Omaha Word Herald on Sunday titled, Heritage Coalition Proclamation on Sexual Preference, in an effort to defeat a local ordinance extending anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity within the city of Omaha, Nebraska. The ad states, “We do not have the right to change God’s moral law to fit our sexual preferences” and claims that Jesus will forgive gay people and “begins to change us from the inside out to become more like him”:

Councilman Ben Gray reintroduced the bill this week, which failed in 2010 on a 3-3 council vote. Meanwhile, an effort to “nullify any LGBT ordinance in Omaha by banning municipal protected classes not enumerated by the state appears to have stalled in the Unicameral’s Judiciary Committee after a hearing last Wednesday.”

Meanwhile, the paper notes today that “Among the 50 largest cities in the nation, Omaha is one of 15 whose gay residents have no specific legal protection from discrimination.” “In the past two years, at least 35 cities and counties in the United States of all sizes have passed anti-discrimination ordinances based on both sexual orientation and gender identity.”