Religion and Faith
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News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community
Today's Washington Post’s story, “Obama decision on gay marriage divides local residents” inaccurately and unfairly portrays people of faith and African-Americans as being in opposition to LGBT equality.
Yesterday, residents of North Carolina voted in favor of Amendment One, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would ban any form of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples as well as not recognize unions other than married couples.
Take action to support Keaton Fuller, an openly gay senior at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, Iowa, who was denied the opportunity to receive the Matthew Shepard Scholarship from the Eychaner Foundation at his school awards ceremony.
The Root's Nsenga Burton, editor-at-large, interviewed Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend in a gripping article and continuing effort to elevate awareness about the detriment of Amendment One in North Carolina, which is up for a vote today.
Supporters of LGBT inclusion in the United Methodist Church suffered a disappointing loss last week at the United Methodist Church General Conference. Supporters of full inclusion held a rally on Friday to celebrate the 1,200 United Methodists who have already pledged to fulfill their ordination vows to minister to all people. The rally also called for more United Methodists to pledge to support marriage equality.
North Carolinian Rev. Earl Johnson of Martin Street Baptist Church spent a portion of his sermon giving the facts of the proposed amendment and ten quick reasons to vote against the measure.
The above ad appeared Thursday in the Carolina Peacekeeper, a black community newspaper in Guilford County, NC. Pictured is a group of African-American interfaith clergy, all of whom are speaking out against North Carolina's Amendment One, a legal effort to ban marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.