Pastor Mike Holland Celebrates Equality for All in Response to Prop 8 Trial Decision
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Ana, California (August 5, 2010) – In response to US District Judge Vaughn Walker’s finding that Proposition 8’s ban on same-gender marriage is unconstitutional, the pastor of Church of the Foothills, Mike Holland, issued the following statement:
“Yesterday, August 4, was the birthday of our oldest son. Since his birth, I have dreamed of a world where children can grow up without fear of prejudice or rejection because of who they are. The court decision to overturn the misguided and ill-conceived Prop 8 went a long way toward helping create the kind of world in which I want our children to live.”
Pastor Mike Holland continued. “As a child, I grew up in the deep South and saw first-hand the harm and violence that legal discrimination had upon my African-American neighbors. I witnessed their long and difficult march toward racial equality. As history has shown, while it may take a while for Americans to get it right in terms of civil rights and liberties, eventually we
do. I believe in a freedom-loving, life-enhancing divine Spirit that desires all of God’s children to know love. Finally, once again, we can celebrate as two people, regardless of gender, want to affirm their relationship through the social and legal institution of marriage. Let there again be joy in the land!”
Pastor Mike Holland was voted by readers of the OC Weekly as the Best Political Pastor in Orange County.
Church of the Foothills is located at 19211 Dodge Avenue at Newport, in Santa Ana, CA 92705. For more information, please call 714.544.1319.
ABOUT CHURCH OF THE FOOTHILLS
Church of the Foothills (ChOTF) has been “Open and Affirming” of the LGBT community for many years, and offers monthly LGBT fellowships, with a variety of exciting events planned. Additionally, Church of the Foothills was profiled in the Orange County Register for performing one of the first legal same-gender church weddings in Orange County and provides ceremony
services for committed couples.
A dynamic and progressive church affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ, ChOTF offers a variety of opportunities for mission, service and fellowship, with Sunday worship beginning at 9:00 AM.
For more information on Church of the Foothills, please contact them via phone 714.544.1319 or online at www.chotf.org.
Church of the Foothills is located at 19211 Dodge Avenue at Newport, in Santa Ana, CA 92705. Phone: 714.544.1319.
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