Hispanic Pastors Gather To Support HB2
A group of North Carolina Hispanic clergy members are speaking up about House Bill 2. On Tuesday, nearly 100 pastors, chaplains, and other members of the Hispanic community rallied at the Legislative Building in Raleigh.
The group was there to show their support of the North Carolina law that limits antidiscrimination protections for LGBT people. HB2, among other things, is the law that dictates which bathroom transgender people must use.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Pastor Ron Rodriguez of Winston-Salem Calvary Jail Ministries says that the common sense law preserves dignity and safety for women and children in bathrooms.
The group also commented on the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub. The gathered ministers said the shooting was not about discrimination, and that the blame should be placed on Islamic militants.
LGBT advocate and legislator Chris Sgro says he’s offended by the comments which he says are “doubling-down” on discrimination and are disrespectful to the Orlando victims.