Murray said three aspects of his faith keep him rooted: fellow Catholics who “continue to affirm me as a human being and continue to affirm my 21-year relationship with my partner, Michael”; the belief that followers of Christ are called to live with, and love all people, regardless of other factors; and the fact that his prayer life and spirituality continue to be fed and challenged. Murray acknowledged, “My faith has helped me see people who strongly disagree with me as important and wonderful people, even when I can’t stand them and they can’t stand me.”
Today, Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was kicked out of her son's Boy Scout troop for being gay in April of this year, called on Americans to support those Boy Scout troops who have stated that they welcome all Scouts and families, despite the discriminatory stance of the Boy Scouts of America.
The New York Times published a profile of anti-gay campaign architect Frank Schubert, but it fails to hold him accountable for the speech and actions of those he has tasked with carrying out his campaigns.
Recently the board of directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics voted unanimously to sign on to the coalition Minnesotans United for All Families, joining more than 600 organizations opposing a constitutional amendment that would limit the freedom to marry in Minnesota.
After coming out in 1997, Mr. Parelli switched career paths, going from a minister at Hickory Street Baptist Church in Scranton to a student at Queens College in New York. He also found the man he would eventually marry, Jose.
But he never put down the Bible.
Instead, he bought dozens of books that offer insight on how the Bible portrays homosexuality. He studied the material and presented the alternate interpretation/belief to anyone who would listen.
In addition to music videos and campaign ads that highlight faith, YouTube also has even more videos promoting marriage equality in Washington State. Social Outreach Seattle has begun releasing campaign ads urging Washington voters to approve Referendum 74, which would ensure marriage equality in the state.
Seattle's native son and rapper extraordinaire, Macklemore along with his creative partner Ryan Lewis today released the video of to their homage to Marriage Equality SameLove. The song was released in support of Referendum 74 which will affirm marriage equality for all couples in Washington State.