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On Spirit Day, as we are surrounded by a sea of purple, ballot questions about marriage equality to be voted on until November 6 may seem a ways off, but marriage equality and bullying are two sides of the same coin. Believe Out Loud chose Spirit Day to launch their latest campaign, Paint America in Rainbows.
When the issue of marriage equality is raised, one of the most common objections raised by the anti-LGBT crowd – and one of the most ironic - is that it will violate religious liberty. What is not being shared in these fear mongering speeches is that much of the public's support for LGBT people actually comes from within the religious communities.
The Nordstrom chain of clothing stores has come out in support of Referendum 74 in Washington, which will grant marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples in the state. They distributed their decision to in a company-wide memo.
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.
Read what happens when bishops disagree on marriage equality, when African-American pastors speak up, and when clergy get involved in marriage equality campaigns. All in this week's LGBT Religion News Summary.
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.
See the latest video from Seattle rapper Macklemore, which makes a powerful statement in support of marriage equality.
Christian LGBT Advocacy, God Believes in Love, Concerned Catholics, and Banned Muslim Films are this week's top LGBT Religion Stories.
In Maine, Minnesota and Washington, recent television ads have prominently featured people of faith.
Bishop Gene Robinson was on Media Matters Radio last Friday to discuss the National Organization for Marriage's claims about so-called traditional marriage and why they're wrong.