They wanted to communicate that the sign and the church didn't speak for African-Americans or people of faith.
Religion and Faith
News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community
Ford Motor Company has announced that it will continue to sponsor the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, despite the parade's continued exclusion of LGBT organizations.
A recent survey conducted by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) shows that over the past ten years the number of Americans with no religious affiliations has more than doubled.
LGBT groups make progress in some St. Patrick's Day parades, while corporation rethink their sponsorship in others.
Retired Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert officiated the marriage of two Birmingham, Alabama men in love on October 25, 2013, defying church rules forbidding clergy from supporting marriage equality. Soon after the wedding ceremony complaints were filed by the local Bishop and the Council of Bishops.
The Boston Beer Company, which owns Sam Adams beer, has issued a statement on its sponsorship of the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. Boston Beer, like other sponsors have been pressured to speak out about the exclusion of LGBT organizations, like the LGBT Veterans for Equality.