President Serene Jones released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Fulton v City of Philadelphia.
“Every child deserves a loving family and every LGBTQ person deserves equal rights and dignity, including the chance to raise a family. Denying those rights is a betrayal of God’s most fundamental commandment — that we should love all people.
“As the leader of an institution with many LGBTQ students, we are disappointed by today’s decision but relieved that the Supreme Court did not take an even more extreme position and strike down non-discrimination laws broadly.
“Still, we are deeply worried about the possible implications of this ruling at a time when we’re seeing an onslaught of legislative attacks and hate crimes against LGBTQ people, particularly against transgender people.
“Let me be clear: God loves LGBTQ people. Anyone that says otherwise is fundamentally misunderstanding and warping our scripture.”