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American Prayer Hour to take place in Birmingham

Praying Hands by Albrecht Durer
Praying Hands by Albrecht Durer
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On February 4, 2010, American Prayer Hour will take place in cities across the country, including Birmingham, AL. 

The American Prayer Hour is a multi-city affirmation of inclusive values and a celebration of diversity. It is also an alternative toThe National Prayer Breakfast, which has disturbing ties to Uganda's oppressive anti-homosexuality bill.

The Birmingham event will take place at noon Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at Covenant Community Church, 2205 3rd St NE in Centerpoint, AL.

Here is some background:

Uganda is considering the anti-homosexuality bill 2009, put forth by parliamentarian David Bahati and initially backed by President Yoweri Museveni. Even if a watered down bill is passed that includes prison sentences for gay people a vicious campaign of persecution against LGBT citizens and anyone who is perceived to be different could be unleashed.

Bahati and President Museveni are members of The Family and are among their "key men" in Africa. The Family hosts the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

The American Prayer Hour will show that such cruelty and extremism does not represent most people of faith.

· Everyone in the world knows it is time to reject violence against gay and transgender people.

· No religion calls on us to harm our neighbor.

· People just want to be free to be who they are, be safe and love their families.

· Our prayer is that all people will be safe, including gay and transgender people.

· Gay people are in every nation and every nation must be fair with all of their citizens.

The American Prayer Hour at Covenant Community Church is open to all.


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