Religion and Faith

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Presbyterian Church, marriage equality, and a mother's desires

By the time the Presbyterians gather again in Detroit in 2014, Washington will likely be on board [with marriage equality], and perhaps the church will have listened and wisely discerned that arc. Ready or not, PCUSA, Melody stands ready to do the electric slide, sing along to ABBA and even take a few turns around the dance floor to Lady Gaga, but not before she stands in her robe and stole, with arms uplifted and smile beaming, and declares Nathan and his beloved to be married in the eyes of the law, the church, and most importantly, his Creator.
Washington Post
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July 18, 2012
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WATCH: Gay Priest Speaks Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment

Father Bob Pierson, a gay priest in Minnesota, told a group of 200 Catholics last month that they can vote against the amendment that would place a marriage equality ban in the state constitution this November. Pierson, who belongs to a monastic community at St. John’s University in Collegeville, gave the advice in a speech June 10 at an event in Edina, according to MinnPost. The speech has received more than 30,000 views on YouTube, where Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to defeat the ballot measure, posted it.
The Advocate
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July 17, 2012
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Queer Eye for the Mormon Bishop Guy

Probably like many fans, I could see in my mind’s eye what they might do if they came into my home. Carson perhaps would want to look through the “Mormon underwear” drawer, from which I would probably have to redirect him quickly, since Mormons view their garments as sacred. The “Fab 5” would certainly have their work cut out for them if they came to my home, and I’m sure they would do an amazing job at doing a “make better.” But what I would thank them for most of all is for helping me have a change of heart. That gift is priceless.

Advocate
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July 13, 2012
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