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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2023
CONTACT: Paloma Wu | firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEMENT OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FAITH IN WOMEN REGARDING THE DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT AGAINST REVEREND ELIZABETH DAVIDSON IN HER ROLE AS CLERGY
Faith in Women stands behind the recent actions of Rev. Elizabeth Davidson, as she chose to lovingly co-officiate the wedding of two nonbinary and transgender individuals in her role as clergy.
It is the view of Faith in Women that discrimination harms people and families. From birth through adulthood, each of us grows spiritually into who we seek to be, physically into who we were born to become, and we seek romantic love in those whom we were born to love. The two people, in love, that Rev. Davidson helped to marry walked a path no more or less holy than that. It is our common path.
Our organization believes in and strives for a world where everyone has what they need, where systems of hierarchy and oppression no longer exist, and where the dignity and bodily autonomy of every human is affirmed and uplifted. Denying two committed adults the sacrament of marriage on the basis of any aspect of their sacred bodies is antithetical to the core principles of Faith in Women.
In conclusion, we stand with, by, and for Rev. Davidson and her decision to help marry two of her dear and longtime friends. She remains the executive director of Faith in Women. We ask others to respect the couples’ privacy.
We have no further comment at this time.