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Former President Jimmy Carter Stands Strong for Equality

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A former president had to resign from his faith organization after decades of membership, over a disagreement on the group’s views of women. Wage inequality that persists between women and men in the American workforce, and other mistreatment of women … Continue reading

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Building a Ministry of Service

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The great people whom later generations admire and celebrate are never really superheroes with powers beyond mortal capabilities. Despite legends and stories that develop—making it seem as if celebrated people glow with a light of invincibility—the truth is that every … Continue reading

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Man of the Year: Pope Francis

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Since Pope Francis was elected Bishop of Rome in February, he has been drawing a younger crowd to the Catholic faith with his more moderate and even liberal views on controversial political topics. Since he began his papacy attendance at … Continue reading

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Proposition 8 and Religious Equality

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The march toward full legal recognition of same-sex couples has been building up momentum this week with a surprising jump in velocity, beginning with the repeal of Proposition 8. In a 2-1 vote, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 2)

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In a recent blog entry titled “10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)”, we attempted to refute five arguments used to justify homophobia and deny LGBT people equal rights. Here we will attempt to refute the remaining five. … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)

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As the Washington State Legislature holds hearings on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state, social conservatives have ramped up their campaign against homosexuality and LGBT rights. The National Organization for Marriage, for instance, has offered to … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson: Is Mac and Cheese "A Black Thing"?

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Right-wing fundamentalist Pat Robertson has been known to say some downright odious things on behalf of his faith. No doubt many of our own ministers ordained online are familiar. Recently he said that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease is … Continue reading

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Universal Life Church Monastery Minister Conan O'Brien to Perform Gay Wedding

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Conan O’Brien, the late-night talk show host and comedian, has been officially ordained by the Universal Life Church Ministries. As of October 21st 2010 he joins the ranks of our many celebrity ministers. Conan O’Brien will be commemorating his one-year … Continue reading

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