Our Mission Statement
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of GLBT persons and their families through SUPPORT, to cope with an adverse society; through EDUCATION, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and through ADVOCACY, to end discrimination and to secure fair and equal civil rights. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
We Support Family
While we realize some people struggle more than others, we support each other along our journey, towards loving, understanding and accepting our GLBT family members and friends.
We Advocate Equal Rights
We advocate equal rights-not special rights-for our GLBT loved ones. We understand that the most productive way to effect change is through public advocacy.
PFLAG Salisbury - Rowan offers support groups for parents, families and friends of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons. LGBT people are also welcome to attend. We meet at Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church the Third Saturday of each month. We are not a religious or political group. We represent people of many backgrounds, political persuasions, and faiths.
Everyone needs to Vote on May 8th, 2012
April Meeting: Speaker - Jimmy Creech
April 21, 2012 / Haven Lutheran Church
Jimmy Creech is a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and was an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church from 1970 to 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from The Divinity School of Duke University.
Creech was appointed senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, in July of 1996. Charges were brought against him for violating the Order and Discipline of the United Methodist Church after he celebrated a covenant ceremony for two women in September of 1997. He was acquitted during the church trial but charges were again filed against him by the Methodist Church in 1999 after he celebrated the holy of two men in Chapel Hill, N.C.. The jury in that trial declared Creech guilty of “disobedience to the Order and Discipline of The United Methodist Church” and withdrew his credentials of ordination.
Since the summer of 1998, Creech has traveled around the country preaching in churches and speaking on college and university campuses, as well as to various community and national gay rights organizations. He recently completed writing a book, entitled Adam’s Gift, about his experiences of the Church’s struggle to welcome and accept lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
Please join us on April 21, 2012 to hear Mr. Creech's amazing story!
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Mark "Mook" Brincefield