Long is the list of organizations that supported Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment passed by California voters in November 2008 stipulating that only a marriage between a man and a woman was valid. Many religious groups were among them. But not all — in fact, some Judeo-Christian communities were staunchly opposed. And now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Proposition 8, the faith-based organizations on the side of gay rights continue the debate, making sense of how God's teachings and their religious traditions translate to contemporary life. As part of the eclectic programming for the Autry Museum's “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic” exhibition, ongoing until Jan. 5, Los Angeles Times and NPR reporter David Lazarus will host Faith Meets 8, with panelists speaking about their religious activism in dialogue with the LGBT community and their involvement in issues surrounding Proposition 8. Speakers include Rev. Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, the world's first gay and lesbian Christian church; Paul Lichterman, professor of sociology and religion at USC; Joanna Brooks, scholar and author of The Book of Mormon Girl; and Rabbi Lisa Edwards of Beth Chayim Chadashim, the world's first lesbian and gay synagogue. The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Feliz; Sun., Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m.; included with museum admission, free for Autry members. (323) 667-2000, theautry.org.

Sun., Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m., 2013

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