The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Southwest Region thanked Texas Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) for his advocacy and leadership in writing an Opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle that warned Texans against using protection of their religious freedom as an excuse to discriminate against others.
Among the points Senator Ellis made:
“What we’re really talking about is allowing people to be fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes and denied public services simply because who they are or whom they love offends someone else’s personal religious beliefs.
That’s not standing up for religious freedom. That’s excusing and even condoning discrimination.”
ADL wrote a letter to the Senator praising him for his courage and commitment to fighting all forms of bigotry.