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    Mon, 27 Jul 2015
    blogThis is REAL Christian Persecution: Augusta...

    Christian persecution in the United States is real. It’s just not what you think. Christian persecution isn’t about having to offer birth control to women. It’s not about having to serve wedding cakes to gay and lesbian couples. Christian persecution isn’t even having people call you out when you spout... more...

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    Tue, 7 Jul 2015
    blogHow Marriage Equality Is The Answer To Our Prayers

    You know the old joke about praying for God’s help? The one where the man in a storm waits atop his roof while flood waters rise, having prayed for God’s help for deliverance? Meanwhile, his neighbor drives off, a boat passes by and even a rescue helicopter hovers overhead. All of which the man refuses because he is... more...

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    Tue, 16 Jun 2015
    blogWhen God Met Me On The Bridge

    Often times we think that we have to walk into the sanctuary, sit two rows back from the altar and just wait for our “aha” moment to realize what our purpose is, but that isn’t always the case. On March 5, 2015, I loaded two overly packed suitcases into one of three vans and headed thirteen hours down the road to Selma,... more...

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    Tue, 26 May 2015
    blogPower For & By LGBTQ People Of Faith

    When I was a kid my grandmother would rock back and forth on her green metallic rocking chair singing old Spirituals like, “We shall overcome, someday.” I still remember her tears. My grandmother, big and yellow, a proud Christian, guarded our South Dallas porch singing songs like, “I’m a solider in the Army of... more...

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    Tue, 26 May 2015
    blogLay Catholics In Ireland Bring About Marriage...

    Today, headlines around the world announced Catholic news from two different parts of the globe. While seemingly disparate, these headlines share an important theme. In Ireland, one of the most Catholic nations on earth, hundreds of thousands voted overwhelmingly in a general referendum to enact marriage equality for lesbian... more...

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    Mon, 11 May 2015
    blogSupreme Court Marriage Ruling: No Silver Bullet...

    As we await rulings from the Supreme Court on four marriage equality cases, it is no coincidence that so-called "religious freedom restoration" acts are popping up across the country to sanction discrimination by businesses, employers and public officials. Echoes of the civil rights movement serve as an important reminder that... more...

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    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    blogLGBTQ Faith Leaders Travel To Cuba To Meet Faith...

    President Obama and Cuban leader, Raul Castro, made history in April of 2015 with a handshake. On April 28, leaders of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) will make history by traveling to Cuba at the invitation of leaders of the Baptist LGBTQ group, Abriendo Brechas de Colores, from the Federación de Iglesias Bastistas de... more...

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    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    blogA Holy Moment In A Political Calendar: Making...

    "Dig deep,… carefully cast forth the loose matter and get down to the rock, the sure foundation, and there hearken to the Divine Voice which gives a clear and certain sound." John Woolman (Quaker abolitionist), ca 1770. This past month I have found myself tumbling head first into the elaborate matrix known as... more...

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    Mon, 13 Apr 2015
    blogBlack Pastors Launch African Tour To Counteract...

    Spearheaded by The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM), its founder and presiding Bishop Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and executive director, Bishop-Elect, Pastor Joseph Tolton, the organization’s international outreach ministry The Fellowship Global (TFG) has launched a month long tour of key African nations where LGBTI... more...

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    Mon, 6 Apr 2015
    blogLiving Christ's Love: Would Jesus Turn People...

    I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus. I believe in doing our best to follow God’s word and make it an active part of our lives. I also believe that every human being should be treated with dignity, respect and love—no if's, and's or but's about it! I am heavily dismayed when I hear that people of my... more...

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