Posts by Ross Murray, Director of Programs, Global and US South

#DontSilenceSavoy: FOX News Radio drops show because of 'gay interview'; advertisers pull out

“House of Savoy”, the program cancelled by FOX News Radio affiliate KKFT 99.1 FM, in Reno, Nevada, after it aired an interview with a Dallas-based LGBT advocate, has set off a firestorm of controversy. Other programs and advertisers are now distancing themselves from the FOX News Station and LGBT and free speech advocates are rallying around Savoy and “House of Savoy”.Read More

Ann Romney Not Attending Anti-LGBT Values Voter Summit

The Romney campaign announced that Ann Romney is not planning to attend the Values Voter Summit this weekend. Her name was listed in the schedule for the conference, which is hosted by the anti-LGBT Family Research Council. Y

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FOX Affiliate Cancels Entire Show after One Interview with LGBT Advocate

Reno, Nevada FOX News Radio affiliate KKFT 99.1 FM Talk has cancelled radio host Sean Savoy and taken his public affairs program “House of Savoy” off the airwaves, after Savoy broadcast an interview with a Dallas based LGBT advocate. The interview touched on marriage equality, the recent Chick-Fil-A actions and a variety of topics related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.Read More

Marriage Equality at the Great Minnesota Get Together

This year, the Minnesota State Fair has become the showcase for marriage equality. In the few short days that the Great Minnesota Get Together has been open, we have seen amazing, visible support to defeat the amendment and support marriage equality across the state.Read More

Bishop Targeted for Leading the United Methodist Church Toward LGBT Inclusion

Bishop Melvin Talbert stood in front of a crowd of about 200 supporters of full inclusion on May 4 and called for United Methodists to join him in performing pastoral duties to gay and lesbian people, including enacting marriages. Bishop Talbert’s call for what he called “An Act of Biblical Obedience” has now resulted in letters from opponents of LGBT equality asking the United Methodist Church to censure Bishop Talbert. A handful of other bishops who stood with Bishop Talbert have also been targeted by the anti-LGBT group.Read More

Pastor Names Helpful - and Not So Helpful - Ways to Help LGBT People in Uganda

Pastor Joseph Tolton published an op-ed in Religion Dispatches that explained the harm in “hactivism” for LGBT people in Uganda. The op-ed was in reaction to the news that an LGBT supportive group called “Anonymous” had hacked into several African government websites, posting messages of affirmation for LGBT people.

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Can Arson at an LGBT-Friendly Church Get Appropriate Media Attention?

South Bloomville Christian Church was destroyed by a fire on Friday, August 17 and local authorities have determined that the blaze at the church was intentionally set.

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"For All the Children" Highlights Catholic Support for LGBT Equality

A new video from Minnesota highlights Catholic support for LGBT people and opposition to the anti-marriage equality amendment proposed in that state. The video features an ever-expanding congregation singing a song about God’s wide welcome. Read More
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