Voice for Equality: Reverend Cecil Williams
February 12, 2009On November 1, 2008, Rev. Cecil Williams led a service at Glide Memorial Church entitled, "People of Faith Say No to Proposition 8." It was an invitation to faith leaders and political supporters to come together to speak out against Proposition 8.
This wasn't anything new for Rev. Williams. Earlier that year, Williams and his wife of 26 years Janice Miritikani, were featured in a public education campaign called Let California Ring where he said, "We celebrate the love and commitment of all the newly married gay and lesbian couples and their families in our congregation."
He led Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco until 2000. As a leader of the church, he increased its membership to 10,000 and inspired church members to fight for equality while opening the church doors to people of all races, genders, and sexual orientations.
Jonathan Herczeg nominated The Reverend Cecil Williams to be a Voice for Equality.
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