As a faith leader in his community, the Reverend Dr. Terence Leathers has been a long-time proponent of full equality for all people. He has preached inclusivity for LGBTQ people during his many years as a religious leader and was one of more than 1,300 clergy to sign on to a Faith Leaders Against Discrimination amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2018 Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
“As a straight African-American minister who has lived in North Carolina for a significant portion of my life, I know my home state to be full of loving people,” he said. “I preach that there is a place for everybody at God’s table, no matter who you are or how you identify – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or straight. My mission as a faith leader is to bring together, not to tear apart – to heal a world filled with so much division.”