Rev. Mark Sandlin is a minister at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro. As a faith leader in North Carolina, Rev. Sandlin publicly opposed ‘House Bill 2,’ the state bill that tried to restrict transgender people’s access to public places. Rev. Sandlin also advocates at the statehouse in support of proactive legislation to protect LGTBQ people from discrimination in North Carolina.
In his conversations with members of his congregation about the inherent dignity of LGBTQ people, Rev. Sandlin always urges his community to remember the Golden Rule: Love your neighbor like you love yourself. Time and time again, he has seen parishioners reach into their hearts and rebuild relationships with LGBTQ people in their lives.
“Jesus made it clear that we should not put ourselves in the place of playing God, that God loves us all equally and that all are welcome in God’s kingdom. The message of Jesus was really all about love and equality and justice. As Christians, it’s vital that we include all people rather than exclude.”