Press Release- Clergy of the United Methodist Church of the North Alabama Conference Respond to HB56 Ruling
Representing the over 150 members of United Methodist clergy from North Alabama who publically expressed concerns about HB56, we are pleased to see some of the harsh and far-reaching elements of the law have been struck down. We feel that many of these elements, written by members of the State House and Senate who campaign on Christianity, are not representative of the message of Christ who welcomed the stranger despite country of origin or status.
We want to thank Judge Blackburn for her work with this complicated legal case. We continue to maintain some elements of this law are harsh and far-reaching, and hope that through the appeals process, the courts will look further into those provisions.
If you have further questions, please contact Rev. Matt Lacey or Rev. R.G. Lyons at the email addresses below.
Rev. Matt Lacey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. R.G. Lyons, email@example.com