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Leavenworth Pastor Gets out the Vote, Explains his Support of R-74

October 26, 2012

          Pastor Alex Schmidt leads the congregation at Faith Lutheran Church in Leavenworth. Always outspoken about social justice and civic duty, Pastor Schmidt has the upcoming elections on his mind.

       Faith Lutheran leads citizenship classes and helps immigrants complete the challenging process of becoming Americans. Pastor Schmidt says this is one of the things that has caused him to put a high importance on voting and participating in the democratic process, because it is something that many of us take for granted.
       Faith Lutheran also hosted a same sex couple in their church last Sunday, to talk about their experiences and thoughts on gay marriage. Pastor Schmidt supports gay marriage and referendum 74, though he notes that he does not speak on behalf of his congregation. Isaac Kaplan-Woolner sat down Pastor Schmidt to talk about the elections, and how his faith lead him to support R-74. Schidt says his God is loving and compassionate, and would affirm the love between two adults regardless of their gender.
       The views of Pastor Alex Schmidt do not necessarily constitute the views of Icicle Broadcasting.