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Rev. Gil Caldwell
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Retired United Methodist Clergy

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Why I Officiated a Same-Sex Wedding

(117) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 4:38 PM

As a Civil Rights Movement "foot soldier," I have used these words of Martin Luther King Jr. to guide my activism, not just for people of African descent, but for all justice struggles; "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

My officiating at my first same-sex marriage took place...

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What Does a Change to the Greek System Mean for the Historic Black Sororities and Fraternities?

(47) Comments | Posted September 29, 2013 | 10:55 AM

I recently read, here in the pages of Huffington Post, an article by Jay Reeves entitled, "University of Alabama Orders Changes to Greek System to Combat Sorority Discrimination"

It immediately reminded me of a piece I wrote back in 2005, titled "What Might Have Been the Difference if Major League...

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The United Methodist Church Has Voted to Be Inclusive Before. Can We Do It Again?

(18) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 3:53 PM

This week, I'm watching and praying for the United Methodist Church as they meet in General Conference. Among all the issues, there are major decisions about whether lesbian and gay people can be married and serve as clergy. These deliberations are not new to me, or to the United Methodist...

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