Thursday, May 3, 2012

Unitarian Church holds services to oppose Amendment One

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte will devote two services on Sunday, at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., to opposing Amendment One. Both services are free and open to the public.

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And on Monday, the congregation will host a Community Rally and Celebration in Opposition to Amendment One. It will feature music from Sotto Voce, the ensemble chorale of Charlotte's One Voice Chorus, the Dixieland Ensemble of the Charlotte Pride Band and musicians from the church. It will be led by Rev. Jay Leach from the congregation and Rev. Robin Tanner, minister of the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church in Charlotte.

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Sunday's service will feature a message from Leach, who will be joined by Seventh Son, an ensemble from the Gay Men's Chorus of Charlotte, as guest musicians. Leach will speak on "such Kind of Partiality," a focus on the U.S.'s extensive history of discrimination. The title is drawn from Benjamin Franklin's diatribe against German immigrants.

Leach notes in a press release:

Throughout our history, there have been those who would divide us based simply on who people are. Thankfully, these efforts have always proved ultimately unsuccessful. Regardless of the outcome of the vote on Tuesday, this latest effort to discriminate will not stand the test of time either. The services will decry our nation's discriminatory history and celebrate the irrepressible force of freedom and justice that breaks down walls of false division.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte is a congregation of more than 640 adult members located at 234 North Sharon Amity Road. The liberal, non-dogmatic, spiritual community was founded in 1947 as North Carolina's first Unitarian congregation. The UUCC offers Sunday services and youth and children's religious education at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. For more information, call (704) 336-8623.

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