A music teacher at Cherry Knoll Elementary School has come under criticism because she removed the word "gay" from the lyrics of "Deck the Halls," which will be performed by students at a holiday concert on December 20.
After months of searching and bouncing from church-to-church Clarissa finally found a spiritual home. She found a religious community that accepted her for who she was. For Clarissa, finding a church home was not about worship style, preaching, social activism or even theological stances on progressive issues such as the environment or acceptance of homosexuals. For Clarissa it was about being accepted as a woman.
During an appearance on Fox News on Sunday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) attacked Iowa's marriage equality law and said, "Marriage, historically, for all human history has been between a man and a woman. It hasn't been the same-sex marriage."