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I Am Gay and I Am Black Lives Matter

(12) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 6:43 PM

Walking up to the makeshift memorial, set up along the center line of the quiet street, I knew that I was on holy ground. Teddy bears, wilted flowers and notes on small scraps of paper told me that this was a place where tears were shed and hearts poured out....

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Dear Mormons: Thanks But No Thanks

(57) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 11:56 AM

Yesterday's announcement by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) that they now support anti-discrimination legislation in housing, employment and public accommodation makes absolutely no sense.

Anti-discrimination bills, as the adjective would suggest, are meant to protect those named from being discriminated against. The Mormons' "new"...

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How Religious Motivations Should (Or Should Not) Factor Into American Society

(163) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 11:37 AM

Sincere and thoughtful people of faith disagree about homosexuality and its rightful recognition (or not) in society. Some people's understandings of God conclude that homosexual behavior is a sin, while others (myself included) believe that God's own love of diversity has resulted in God's creation of a certain minority of...

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(733) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 2:16 PM

Sometimes, Jesus must just hold his head in his hands with embarrassment at being associated with people who claim to be his followers.

Jesus was always preaching compassion and acceptance for the most marginalized in his time, those pushed to the edges of society by the condemnation of secular and...

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Loving Free

(47) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Like most Episcopalians in the US, I am an Anglophile, and look forward to returning to the land of my "mother church" this week. It has been four years since I was in England, present but not included in the once-a-decade Lambeth conference of Bishops in 2008. As the Archbishop...

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What Have We Learned in the 10 Years Since 9/11?

(64) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 12:48 PM

On Sunday, our nation will commemorate the tragic terrorist attacks on our nation. In some ways, the now infamous "9/11" seems like yesterday. I flew into New York that morning and called my husband Mark to tell him that the "small commuter plane" that had hit the World Trade Center...

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Employees Should Be Judged on Performance, Not Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

(32) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 5:09 PM

In the wake of celebrating our national independence, it is time to make the American Dream true for more Americans. Congress should pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, which would provide important and needed protections against workplace discrimination based on a person's real or perceived sexual orientation or gender...

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Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill Must Be Stopped

(162) Comments | Posted May 12, 2011 | 2:27 PM

With all the natural disasters occurring recently -- earthquakes, tsunamis, and tornadoes -- it's easy to miss the man-made disaster about to occur in Uganda. But it will destroy countless lives. And unlike the natural disasters we can do something to stop it.

Before the end of the week the...

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How Religion Is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth

(1787) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 3:49 PM

An increasingly popular bumper sticker reads, "Guns Don't Kill People -- RELIGION Kills People!" In light of recent events I would add religion kills young people: gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender young people.

Perhaps not directly, though. And religion is certainly not the only source of anti-gay sentiment in the...

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Yes, We Do Need Separation of Church and State: Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Maintains These Boundaries

(657) Comments | Posted June 10, 2010 | 5:14 PM

Archbishop for the Military Services USA Timothy Broglio released a statement earlier this month arguing that the federal government should not repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which prevents gay and lesbian men and women from serving openly in the military. He claims that doing so would compromise...

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