Over two dozen religious leaders and elected officials came together Aug. 26 to talk about the role of government and religion, as well as major issues facing the community. Hosted as part of the One Loudoun Revival series, the event allowed officials from local government up through state and congressional candidates to share their views on these problems.
…Loudoun County NAACP president Philip Thompson spoke on the importance of understanding the power of the current climate of hateful speech, and asked the audience to make sure to welcome all people of all faiths and backgrounds.
“It’s important for everybody to be treated the same and for everybody to have their rights protected.” Thompson said. “You don’t have to agree with their lifestyle, but you have to agree they have the same rights under the constitution as everybody else.”
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