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Big Changes in the United Methodist Church's Stance on LGBTQ Rights

Issues concerning LGBTQ rights often pose big questions to politicians and religious leaders alike. While some churches continue to claim that having a sexual orientation other than heterosexuality goes against their tea ...

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling on LGBTQ Rights and What it Means for Religious Conservatives

The past few months have brought about massive changes to the lives of American citizens. In the midst of big questions about how best to handle COVID-19 outbreaks, a wide variety of human rights issues have also been br ...

Category: Human Rights Politics Political and Religious Controversy

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Can a Religious School Fire a Teacher for Sexual Orientation?

The Catholic Church is under fire yet again, except this time for allowing its schools to discriminate against and fire teachers for their sexual orientation. Most recently, two teachers at a Seattle-based school were fo ...

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Hymns for the LGBTQ+ Community

The classic hymns are controversial in many ways. Modern Christians often don’t like to think about the traditional warfare of the past. A lot of hymns are extremely patriarchal, and some hymns refer to handicaps i ...

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Is Christianity a Failed Religion?

Depending on who you believe, religion, particularly Christianity, is sweeping the world. Evidence of this exists in the fact that in Africa, approximately 50 million people became Christians in 2018, making Africa the c ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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Mormon Church Changes Stance on LGBT Baptisms

In a stunning move on April 4 of this year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, announced that it will now baptize the children of LGBT parents. This new policy reverses ...

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Faith Leaders in the LGBTQ Community for Gay Pride

LGBTQ Pride Month is in June, to remember the Stonewall Riots of 1969. A lot has happened for the LGBTQ community since that time, largely to a heavy dose of activism across the United States. Let’s look at some of ...

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Role Models and Allies

Professional sports have not always been friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, but change is coming. A football player who made it okay to be out and gay while playing in the NFL talks ab ...

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ChurchClarity.org Opens a Dialogue on Church Policy

When ChurchClarity.org (CC) launched its website to report LGBTQ+ church policies, Christians on both sides of the issue were concerned, even angered. Conservative churches believed that leadership of the organization ra ...

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Remembering Tennessee Williams During LGBT History Month

One of the most influential plays of the 20th century would have to be “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Probably everyone knows the famous line, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers,” s ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Social Equality

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