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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.
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.
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.
Recently, multiple celebrities in the music and acting industry as well as the political sphere have spoken out against Amendment One - the proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment that bans marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and civil unions and domestic partnership benefits for all couples
GLAAD today announced the addition of North Carolina based anti-gay activists Ron Baity, Patrick Wooden, Mark Creech and Tami Fitzgerald to its Commentator Accountability Project (CAP).
Despite efforts to drive a wedge between the African American community and the LGBT community, the North Carolina NAACP chapter has continued to educate the community about the harms of proposed Amendment One.
Yesterday, advocates in North Carolina launched the Coalition to Protect All NC Families, a campaign working to defeat a proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality in the state. The ban, known as Amendment One, would not only deny same-sex couples marriage, but would strip all unmarried couples of many legal protections, such as those afforded by domestic partnerships and civil unions.
Outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a billboard advertising the shooting range Pro Shots reads, "Converting Pansies Daily," referencing the stereotype of effeminate gay men in need of a 'masculine' activity in their lives. The ad, which contained an image of a pansy flower and a gun, has been removed following complaints from North Carolina advocates.
As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving to give thanks GLAAD asks you to remember those LGBT-supportive faith communities who are doing the work of justice in the world. This week the Raleigh News Observer brought us a story this week of Pullen Baptist Church. The church voted unanimously to discontinue performing legal weddings in the church building until all couples are able to have their marriages recognized by the state of North Carolina.
Voters across the country demonstrated their support for equality and the LGBT community Tuesday. Yesterday’s election saw a slew of victories for LGBT candidates and equality.