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It is certainly NOT false.
Scroll down to the "Arguments in Favor" petition submitted by Allen Bethel in support of Measure 36, and notice all those equally bigoted Albina Ministerial Alliance pastors in attendance on the same page...
You might also wish to check out a more recent and relevant post on this topic from the Portland Mercury...
Despite the obvious desire of many to sweep this kind of appalling and disrespectful behavior under the rug - the record is pretty clear.
* In 2004, Alan Bethel and his fellow pastors at Albina Ministerial Alliance churches donated plenty of parishioner dollars (just look up Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, as one example) and engaged in organized, concerted efforts to demonize and disrespect my family and many others as less worthy of civil rights protections than their own.
And the "reasons" for disrespecting and depriving his fellow Oregonians of basic civil protections offered by "Dr." Bethel (and his posse of Albina Ministerial charlatans) were driven by unsubstantiated, evidence-free, supernatural prejudice that a younger generation is (thank goodness) quickly disregarding...
However, a lot of us certainly remember what happened, and still happens, in these churches, and the name "Albina Ministerial Alliance" is pretty firmly, and accurately, linked with past efforts to reduce the legal worth and value of real, contributing families in our state.
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