Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Families and Friends to March


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Families and Friends to March 65 Miles from Colorado State Capitol to James Dobson’s Focus on the Family – Arrive July 22, 2006

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 14, 2006 — This July, same-gender couples, families with children, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and straight friends will undertake a week-long justice march which will commence from the steps of the Colorado State Capitol building and end at the headquarters of Focus on the Family for a vigil and concert celebrating the lives an love of LGBT people. The purpose of the march is to help America connect the dots between the defamatory rhetoric that flows from Focus on the Family and the legislative assault on the civil liberties of LGBT people and their families.

?(If same-sex marriage is allowed) barring a miracle, the family as it has been known for more than five millennia will crumble, presaging the fall of Western civilization itself.? — James Dobson, Focus on the Family Newsletter, April 2004 (mailed to over two million people and read on his March 24, 2004 radio broadcast).

“Among dozens of other harmful statements, James Dobson says that families like mine are destroying the institution of marriage, harming children, and posing a threat to American society,? says Jeff Lutes, executive director of Soulforce, an organization that uses nonviolent methods to confront anti-gay religious discrimination. “Because of Dobson?s wealth, power, and direct ties to the Bush administration, those lies are being used to justify legislative discrimination and bigotry at the local, state and federal level.?