People of faith and communities of faith are getting into the spirit of Spirit Day. Many faith-based organizations have promoted Spirit Day commemorations for today, October 20, as well as into this weekend. The following is just a sampling of what Christians and Christian organizations are doing to mark Spirit Day.
New Jersey Rev. Milton B. Hobbs this week defended teacher Viki Knox, who wrote anti-LGBT comments on her Facebook page. Hobbs called Knox a "very loving person" and said, “Any Christian who makes a stand that’s unpopular can expect to be persecuted. That’s in the Bible, too."
GLAAD was among the many who participated in the Compass to Compassion United Nations Consultation to address global homophobia and criminalization of the lives of LGBT people and its roots in American fundamentalism.