United Church of Christ

Transgender Christian leader appointed to White House Advisory Council

Barbara Satin is the first transgender woman to serve on President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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July 18, 2014

Cleveland-based United Church of Christ to be first religious denomination as major sponsor of Gay Games

As the date of the Opening Gay Games ceremony approaches, Cleveland-based United Church of Christ decided to use the event as an opportunity to spread the message about love, Christ and unity.

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June 12, 2014

More religious organizations join lawsuit for marriage equality in North Carolina

The Central Conference of American Rabbis, All Souls Episcopal Cathedral, and MORE SPECIFICALLY Baptists have joined the United Church of Christ in a lawsuit that challenges North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.

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AUDIO: If you believe in LGBT equality, your religious beliefs don't count according to Tony Perkins

So, in short, religious freedom only applies to Tony Perkins. That doesn't really sound like freedom to me. To be perfectly in honest, it seems that Tony Perkins is asking for special rights.

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UCC denomination sues North Carolina for violating religious freedom, urges marriage equality in landmark case

The United Church of Christ (UCC) made history this morning by becoming the first major Christian denomination to file a lawsuit against a state government. The UCC General Synod has asserted that North Carolina's ban on marriage equality is a violation of UCC clergy's free exercise of religion under the First Amendment.

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Pro-LGBT MN church egged and vandalized with anti-LGBT scriptures

On Sunday, members of Pilgrims United Church of Christ in Maple Grove, Minnesota were met with eggs splattered on the windows of the church and Bible passages that are often used to condemn LGBT people scrawled across the exterior walls.

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Faith groups react to the Boy Scouts vote to drop the ban on gay Scouts

Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.

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People of faith support equality in Scouting

To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.

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Who gets to claim faith in the Boy Scouts debate?

In the weeks leading up to the Boy Scouts of America's vote on dropping the anti-gay ban, communities of faith are speaking out. The problem for the media covering this is that faith communities are not saying the same thing. Who gets to represent the voice of faith when talking about the Boy Scouts proposed policy change?

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