Media roundup: UUs show support for Affordable Care Act

Media roundup: UUs show support for Affordable Care Act

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

Rachel Walden

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San Diego, California, residents gathered for a vigil on Thursday at UC San Diego Medical Center to show support for the Affordable Care Act and stand with those who would likely lose healthcare coverage under the replacement plan. "On the eve of this great day of decision, we pray that our nation be guided by faith and not fear, by connection not division," said Unitarian Universalist minister the Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh. ( CBS8.com – 3.24.17)

First Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recently hosted Gov. Tom Wolf for a community meeting of Northwest Philadelphia Indivisible. A 12-year-old in the congregation, Carlton Smith, said of the meeting where Wolf encouraged attendees to organize against repeal of the Affordable Care Act: “I am glad that my church is involved in getting people together on this kind of stuff… We should be against stuff that keeps people from having health insurance.” ( MontgomeryNews.com – 3.21.2017)

More coverage:

“The Compass: Local faith leaders rally against health care bill in Washington” ( Columbus Dispatch – 3.22.17)

Living out LGBTQ inclusion

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plattsburgh, Pennsylvania, was recently designated a Welcoming Congregation, an acknowledgement by the Unitarian Universalist Association that the congregation has completed educational and outreach programs around LGBTQ inclusion. "Finally finding a place after coming out, to let me be who I want to be and accept me for who I am--was this church," member Khriss Daly said. ( WCAX.com – 3.21.17)

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato, Minnesota, recently hosted a service with a transgender woman named Stephanie Mott. She spoke as part of the 3rd anniversary of the Transgender Faith Tour. Congregation member Jane Schostag, who attended, said, "I think the whole issue of human dignity and human rights is something we need to be confronting now." ( KEYC.com - 3.20.17)

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