Openly gay Rabbi Joshua Lesser from Congregation Bet Haverim delivered the invocation at Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's State of the City speech this morning at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Gay politicos praised Lesser this morning after he delivered the invocation.
Joan Garner, a lesbian member of the Fulton County Commission, posted “Rabbi, what inspiring words this morning at the State of the City Breakfast. Thank you!” to Lesser's Facebook page earlier this morning.
Openly gay Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan sent out a Tweet during Lesser's invocation with a photo of the rabbi addressing the crowd. “Go Josh!” the Tweet read.