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Topic: Faith Leaders

Pastor: Thanks But No Thanks to Florida’s Homophobic Protection Act Orlando Sentinel  •  August 23, 2015 On the whole, a pastor’s job is not particularly dangerous. Most of us who serve communities of faith aren’t called upon to jump out of airplanes or to put out forest fires. It’s true, clergy are at higher risk of heart disease, stress and depression than the general population, bu
VIDEO: Black Clergy From North Carolina Speak Out For LGBT Equality Many Voices  •  April 10, 2015 Many Voices has launched a three-part video campaign featuring straight Black Clergy from North Carolina. Each interview captures experiences from ally voices of faith that undermine the misconception that Black pastors are monolithically homophobic. The videos also illuminate how African Americans
Wyoming Nondiscrimination Bill Didn’t Conflict with Christianity Casper Star-Tribune  •  March 1, 2015 This morning I awake again to the painful realization that I still live in a state that denies its own motto “the Equality State.” SF 115, the bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the non-discrimination policy of this state has failed. How can it be? Even the energy industries t
Tale of Two Dioceses: Cheyenne, Salt Lake Diverge in Support on Nondiscrimination Bills Casper Star Tribune  •  February 23, 2015 CHEYENNE — They’re located in conservative, neighboring Western states with small numbers of Catholics. But regarding anti-discrimination bills protecting gay and transgender people, the Diocese of Cheyenne and the Diocese of Salt Lake City couldn’t be further apart. The Cheyenne diocese i
Faith Leaders Rally at Texas Capitol for Gay Rights Texas Tribune  •  February 17, 2015 Faith leaders from across Texas gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol, urging legislators to lift the state’s ban on gay marriage and pass laws forbidding discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. While some cities — such as San Antonio, Houston and Plano — have recen
Religious Leaders in Columbus, Ohio Support Nondiscrimination Bill ABC6 News  •  November 18, 2014 Some of Ohio’s religious leaders say discrimination is a sin. They gathered at the Statehouse Tuesday to support a nondiscrimination bill. Read more here.