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The Reverend Dr. William Barber II, voting rights and LGBT equality advocate, will be delivering an address, entitled "Disappearing Civil Rights: The Rise of Jim Crow 2.0," at Andover Newton Theological School in Boston on Tuesday, November 5.
Earlier this week, a video featuring Providence Road Baptist Church Pastor Charles Worley went viral much to the chagrin of LGBT and affirming faith leaders. Rev. Worley has no visible support from those outside of his congregation. His sermon elicited strong words of condemnation from neighboring pastors. Others have been moved to action.
Two stories have emerged that highlight the conflict between the conservative beliefs of the Southern Baptist Convention and the reality that LGBT people exist and should be treated equally.
Following the pledges of many United Methodist clergy to perform marriages for all couples in