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Are San Diego City Leaders Homophobic and Attacking an LGBTQ-Friendly Church?

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Our guest today is Brandan Robertson, a noted LGBTQ author, activist, and pastor, who works at the intersections of spirituality and social renewal. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Missiongathering Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in San Diego, CA.  Since July, the Missiongathering Church has been under attack from the conservative city leaders of San Diego, who seem hell-bent to mortally cripple the mission of the church as well as the organization itself.

Per the church, "Missiongathering believes that The City of San Diego may be violating our religious liberty as a church and we are committed to fighting these actions for the sake of the survival of the church and our right to be who God has called us to be- and who we’ve always been. It is a fundamental call of Christ to reach out to those who are in need, to clothe the naked, and to be a good steward of our resources. "

Listen today as we hear their story and the fight they have undertaken. 

Named by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top faith-leaders leading the fight for human rights, Brandan has has worked with political and social leaders around the world to end conversion therapy and promoted LGBT+ rights. Robertson currently serves as the co-chair of San Diego Pride’s DevOUT Interfaith Coalition, has served as thenational spokesperson of Evangelicals For Marriage Equality and developed the Evangelical Outreach Program for Faith In Public Life and the Bridging the Divides Program for Interfaith Alliance of Colorado.

Co-host Brody Levesque