United Church of Christ

Faith Leaders Express Disappointment on Continued Ban on Gay Boy Scout Leaders

Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America proposed maintaining its ban on adult gay leaders, while dropping the ban on gay scouts. Several faith leaders quickly expressed their disappointment in the proposed policy change. All faith leaders continued to call for a fully inclusive scouting program that included qualified gay leaders, even while some expressed joy that gay scouts would no longer be removed.

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Boy Scout Leadership Recognizes Religious Support for Dropping Gay Scout Ban

National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leadership have communicated to local and regional that some of the biggest religious organizations with the most Boy Scout charters have come out in support of policy change.

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February 4, 2013

Presbyterian clergy call for end to ban on gay scouts

Clergy from the Presbyterian Church (USA) are joining the United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church in calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders.

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Family Research Council Tries to Co-opt "Scout Sunday" but People of Faith Call for Inclusion

The anti-gay Family Research Council is finding a way to push their radical anti-gay agenda on "Scout Sunday". But the United Church of Christ has plans for the celebration as well!

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Media Fails to Show Faith Support for Potential Boy Scout Policy Change

Media coverage of the Boy Scouts policy change has fallen into a familiar trap, leading to the conclusion that there is no religious support for changing the ban on gay scouts. But religious groups have been advocating for a Boy Scout policy change, some for years.

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November 14, 2012

Transgender Faith Leaders Help Create Welcoming Communities

This week is Transgender Awareness Week and to mark the occasion, GLAAD’s Religion, Faith, and Values Program wants to highlight the achievements of a few trans faith leaders who have helped make their traditions more open and welcoming spaces for all people.

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October 25, 2012

LGBT Religion News Summary: Spirit Day, 'Religious Liberty,' and Marriage Equality in the Upcoming Election

GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. Jennifer Knapp is still singing, the Torah still supports marriage equality, and LGBT Muslims make the case for relationships. And the number of LGBT Christians in New York City might surprise you.

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United Church of Christ is the Largest Religious Group to Go Purple for Spirit Day

The United Church of Christ sent a message to encourage its congregations and members to go purple for Spirit Day. With just over one million members, that makes the UCC the largest religious group to go purple for Spirit Day.

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Faith Leaders Get into the Spirit for Spirit Day

As Spirit Day approaches, the number of faith leaders and organizations going purple is growing. Organizations are reaching out to their members to encourage them to wear purple. Religious leaders of all stripes are speaking out against bullying in the lead up to Spirit Day.
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October 3, 2012

Macklemore Releases Video for SameLove in support of Referendum 74 in Washington State

See the latest video from Seattle rapper Macklemore, which makes a powerful statement in support of marriage equality.
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