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Rev. Dr. Michael Diaz
Houston, TX

Rev. Dr. Michael Diaz has lived all across the country, but it was his devotion to equality and justice that propelled him to move back to his home state of Texas. “Home for me is Texas. I’m proud to be a Texan, but I’m not proud of the lack of protections for gay and transgender people in Texas.”

As Associate Pastor at Cathedral of Hope, a Dallas congregation of the United Church of Christ, Rev. Diaz is a vocal proponent for ensuring LGBTQ Texans are protected in the state they call home—a belief that he argues is aligned with his faith. “Jesus said love God and love your neighbor and part of loving your neighbor is not discriminating against anyone. Jesus calls us to love, and as far as I know discrimination is not a part of love. As a religious leader, I am called to uphold issues of justice and equality. … We set the standard for who we are as a society. Our laws should reflect who we are and who we want to be as a society and as Texans. We have to pass laws that are affirming of all people.”

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