Faithful America and Bishop Gene Robinson to Deliver Petitions to MSNBC Headquarters
Last month, Faithful America launched a petition calling on MSNBC to stop inviting Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and other FRC spokespeople on its network to represent Christians.
Since the start of the campaign, over 20,000 people of faith have signed on. Unfortunately, MSNBC has not only failed to stop booking Perkins, they’ve gotten worse — inviting him to appear a staggering 11 times already this year.1
Today at 11am, Faithful America members are upping the ante. Joined by Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and local New York clergy, they’ll deliver their petition signatures to MSNBC representatives and hold a press conference outside network headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza.
The faith leaders will confront MSNBC about its decision to continue booking spokespeople from an organization that has been officially designated as a hate group for its history of spreading false, hateful claims about the LGBT community and challenge the network to find other guests more representative of the broader Christian community.
Joining Bishop Robinson at today’s event are:
Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY
Rev. Michael Ellick, Minister, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York
Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, Pastor, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, New York, NY
The petition reads:
The Family Research Council is a hate group, and journalists ought to treat it as such. MSNBC must stop inviting Family Research Council spokespeople on the air to represent the views of Christians and other people of faith.
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