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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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    Mon, 23 Mar 2015
    blogWalking in Grace: Affirming Marriage for All...

    Presbyteries have now voted YES! The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA) now includes all loving and committed couples. Amendment 14F was ratified by 51% of our Presbyteries. In the PC(USA), marriage is now defined as between “two people.” More Light Presbyterians embarked on this journey decades ago. One... more...

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    Fri, 6 Mar 2015
    blogFor Little Bay: When Discrimination Impacts Our...

    A year ago, when the Rowse-DeBoer marriage equality case was heard in a federal court in Detroit, I joined marriage equality supporters picketing in front of the courthouse. There I was lucky enough to meet Jami and Krista, a lovely same-sex couple who have since become parents and celebrities (but not in a good way). Jami and... more...

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    Mon, 23 Feb 2015
    blogLGBT Catholic Pilgrims Get VIP Seats At Papal...

    In what is surely the most official welcome from Church officials that New Ways Ministry has received in its 38-year history, and one of the warmest welcomes the LGBT community has received, a pilgrimage group of 48 LGBT Catholics and supporters led by our co-founder, Sister Jeannine Gramick, SL, received VIP seating at the papal... more...

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    Wed, 28 Jan 2015
    blogSexuality & Faith: A New Course for Religious...

    The intersection of faith and sexuality is one that is often traveled with misconceptions and anxiety because the Church has mostly failed to offer thoughtful, helpful information and education. The Church has been more of a hindrance than a help when it comes to affirmation of our creation as God’s children of flesh and spirit.... more...

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015
    blogMartin Luther King Jr. Day: Marriage Equality &...

    It was a glorious day! It was the first day my marriage of 37 years to Paula was deemed legal in the state where we make our home—Florida! But in the middle of our marriage equality celebration—there was a lesson about race. More than a dozen couples stood in the early morning air on Tuesday morning at the Manatee... more...

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    Mon, 12 Jan 2015
    blog7 Reasons To “Queer" The New Year

    So, you’ve probably noticed the word “Queer” being used more and more. Do you find yourself wondering, “why use the word Queer?” Maybe you’re LGBTQ and wondering why Queer matters in your community. Well get your party hats on, because this post is a celebration of all things Queer, and you’re... more...

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