Lizzy Duke-Moe, a Boise High School graduate who is attending Brown University in the fall, was spurred into action last week to counter a local Baptist pastor who called for the death of all gay people.
Duke-Moe said in an email that her mom, Keely Duke, and stepmom, Sarah Seidl are married — “they got married in Idaho,” Duke-Moe said, and her mother had shown her an article about the pastor’s sermons. “And immediately I wanted to do something.”
Duke-Moe quickly put together a workshop aimed to bring LGBTQ+ youth and their allies and supporters together with local clergy “to show hate is never the way in religion,” she said. “I am not religious but want people to learn about the intersection between LGBTQ+ rights and spirituality.”