Reform Jews: It Gets Better (VIDEO)
Members of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism have come together to record a video for the It Gets Better project where they say that, inspired by their faith, they are actively working to make sure that life gets better for LGBT youth.
On the video’s YouTube page, the group really says all that needs to be said about their reasons for doing this:
As Jews we believe in the inherent dignity of all people, for we read in the Torah, “So God created the human beings in [the divine] image, creating [them] in the image of God, creating them male and female” (Gen. 1:27). As human beings, we have a responsibility to ensure that the spark of the Divine presence in each individual is respected. To that end, we hope that our participation in the It Gets Better campaign will remind LGBT youth who are struggling that they are valued and loved.
We are proud to join countless others, including President Obama, celebrities, athletes, religious leaders and individuals across the nation, who have participated in the It Gets Better campaign to provide messages of hope to LGBT youth.
Watch the video below:
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