The Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the latest church to approved marriages for same-sex couples. The Presbyterian Church, USA now holds that marriage is between “two persons” rather than “a man and a woman.”
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Across social media, blogs, churches, mosques, synagogues, small groups, youth groups, and more, people are talking about how faith groups can take action to oppose bullying and stand in solidarity with LGBT youth for Spirit Day.
"One of the things I've found people respond to in my story is that doing the hard thing, even if you're nervous or scared, that living with authenticity and integrity is worth it in the long run. It's the way we can honor God, who created us."
At the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meeting this June 14-21 in Detroit, commissioners will vote on a constitutional amendment that could allow for marriage equality within the denomination. In addition, the assembly will consider a resolution that would prevent Presbyterian ministers who officiate same-sex marriages from facing discipline.
President Obama will give the United States’ first woman in space, Sally Ride, who was also a lesbian, the highest award for which a civilian is eligible.
This Thursday, congregations, faith leaders, and religious organizations will join millions of people to go purple for Spirit Day.
Faith-based organizations are turning purple for Spirit Day to oppose bullying and stand in solidarity with LGBT youth. You can see the purple tide rising.
When Sally Ride died just a few days ago, many in the public were surprised to learn that she had been in a 27-year relationship with another woman, Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy.