LGBTQ Church in PB Gardens to Hold Protest TODAY at Noon on Supreme Court's Anti-Trans Decision
By: PR-BS Inc.
Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches To Hold Demonstration Today to Protest the U.S. Supreme Court's Discriminatory Ruling Against Transgender People Serving in the Military
Streetside Protest at Noon Wednesday at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL – January 23, 2019) The Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beach Gardens (MCCPB), the largest faith-based community in Palm Beach County dedicated to serving the local LGBTQ community and its family members and friends, announced it would be leading a street-side public demonstration today at noon to protest yesterday's 5-to-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the military ban on transgender people to proceed.
"We, as people of faith, are outraged and enraged at this treatment of our trans siblings who have served our nation with honor and dignity, and are now living under the weight of a decision that is void of honor or dignity," declared Rev. Elder Tony Freeman, MCCPB's Interim Senior Pastor.
Today's noontime demonstration will be held in front of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches, located at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens.
"While this decision did not go as we had desired, we are not without hope and the belief that justice will be served. All of God's LGBT children are entitled to dignity, respect, and the freedom to be full participants in our society, including military service," adds Rev. Freeman. "It is time for us to lean into our faith and lift our voices in protest and prayer for justice. This is our holy calling and sacred duty. We will not and cannot rest until justice reigns."
Rev. Elder Tony Freeman will be on site and available for interview.
About the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches:
The Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches is the largest faith-based community in Palm Beach County dedicated to serving the local LGBT community and its family members and friends. According to the church's mission statement, "MCC of the Palm Beaches is a joy-filled, justice-centered Christian community of love, vibrant worship and spiritual discovery where all God's people are supported as we become fully alive."
For 38 years, the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches has been both a bulwark of strength and a source of solace and support for South Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning communities.
Located since 2000 at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, MCCPB offers Sunday worship at 10:30 am, with childcare provided for children 5 and under along with Children's Church for ages 6-10. Because the church is made up of people from both Protestant and Catholic backgrounds, elements of the services reflect both traditions, including scripture readings, hymns and contemporary music, prayer and a communion table that is open to everyone.
For more information about the Metropolitan Community Church, which is located at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, please call 561.775.5900 or visit www.mccpalmbeach.org.
Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches