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Christian Denomination Joins Sponsors Of 2014 Gay Games

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion

The United Church of Christ has announced its sponsorship of the 2014 Gay Games, to be held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio from August 9-16. UCC anno...

Why This Christian Denomination Is Fighting For Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

Freedom is an issue of justice, in both the real and virtual worlds. That's why the United Church of Christ ralllied outside the Federal Communication...

Church Sues State for Marriage Equality

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Never before has a major Christian denomination sued state government in the United States over their marriage laws. At least until today, that is.

Defending True Religious Liberty: Church Files Lawsuit in Support of Marriage Equality

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This morning in Charlotte, NC, the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. This suit argues that the current law in NC, as it pertains to marriage, violates religious freedom by prohibiting UCC ministers, and other clergy, from officiating at same-sex marriages.

Marriage Equality in Indiana -- HJR-3 and the Hubris of Top Politicians

Rev. Marie Siroky | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Marie Siroky

On January 13th, the House Judiciary Committee listened to public testimony before their scheduled vote to either send the bill through or let it die. After four hours of testimony they didn't vote -- they adjourned.

Flying Out Over Boston: Some Thoughts on the End of DOMA

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Yesterday I thought about all the same-sex couples whose marriages I have officiated as a pastor. I thought about two friends who are welcoming twin boys in a few weeks. Their sons will never know a country that does not recognize their moms' marriage as equal.

Torn by Justin Lee: Gay Evangelical Writes A Coming Out Story Your Conservative Grandmother Could Love

Lillian Daniel | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Lee is beyond charitable throughout his story. He's written a book that your Southern Baptist grandmother could read and then sigh at the end, "Well, bless his sweet heart."

Love vs Sheriff Arpaio's Tent City

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 08.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Locking human beings in oppressive heat, whose only crime was seeking a better life for their children, is as far from standing with 'the least of these' than I can imagine

Equal Marriage and the Holiness of Loving Against the Odds

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Five months from today, I will say, "I do." Words forged in the soul despite the words of the world. I can't wait to say them. I can't wait to live a life of the everyday holy with the woman I love.

Daffodils and the Life of Faith

Lillian Daniel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
Lillian Daniel

When I was a kid, my mother planned a big garden party, where her yard would be filled with blooming daffodils that she had planted in anticipation. B...

Lessons From the Shoe Museum

Lillian Daniel | Posted 04.10.2012 | Style
Lillian Daniel

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto bills itself as being "for the curious," and I certainly was.

Stimulus for Small-Business Loan Programs is Inadequate and Time-Dated

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The on-again-off-again stimulus funding for small businesses is giving me a bad case of heartburn. The' lack of adequate funding for lending programs through the Small Business Admin. is myopic.