The tweeted announcement from the POTUS banning transgender people from serving in the military is a violation of civil rights, imposing second-class status on our transgendered citizens. As a faith community committed to being open and affirming, Ladera Community Church stands with members of the transgender community, offering our support and advocacy for equal rights for all citizens. We respect all transgendered people currently serving in the military. To all LGBTQ military service members and veterans, we value, honor and thank you for your service.
“Anyone who is Transgender: the United Church of Christ is working every day to create safe space for you and we will continue to partner with you in the struggle for dignity and respect. The abuse you suffer at the hands of bigots like this is utterly intolerable – and we will resist it with you.”
– Rev. John C Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ