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Hillary Clinton, June 2016

Hillary–It’s About Damn Time

  The first women’s rights conventions took place in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. Seventy-five years later, a version of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced to Congress by feminist advocate Alice Paul who believed that the Nineteenth Amendment was not enough to protect the equal treatment of persons, regardless of sex. ERA […]

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Kathy Baldock in Australia & New Zealand

[Post written by Nathan Despott, Brave Network Australia] Australia’s evangelical movement is small, yet its loud and well-funded voice has made huge waves in Australian politics, causing much harm to LGBTIQ Australians and much risk to LGBTIQ youth. The Brave Network Melbourne, an advocacy and support group for LGBTIQ people of faith, is bringing one […]

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Franklin Graham Decision America Prayer Rally

Standing Against Franklin Graham’s Damaging Rhetoric about Gay Youth

I’ve been screamed at by street preachers, and some days, I get pretty nasty mail. But protesting with a sign about Franklin Graham’s poisonous words spoken about gay youth at his “Decision America Tour” in Carson City, Nevada was yet another level of interesting. Though I am supportive of the work of Samaritan’s Purse, led by Franklin, […]

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Kevin Swanson at Freedom 2015

Jindal, Huckabee, and Cruz Endorse Hatred to Win Votes in Iowa

  While progressive Christians allow themselves to be preoccupied by red paper cups, they are being distracted from attention to policies and events concerning the broad mandates of the Bible. Mandates which involve the care and treatment of people, often those unlike themselves. One such noteworthy event took place over the weekend (November 6th and 7th) as 1,700 people gathered in […]

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Kim Davis in Contempt of Court

The Davis Case is About Defying the Rule of Law NOT About Religious Liberty

Federal Judge David Bunning ordered County Clerk Kim Davis to be held in contempt of court for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Rowan County, Kentucky. Davis will be released from jail when she agrees to do the job she was elected to do when she took an oath to perform “without favor, affection or […]

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Kim Davis Refusing to issue Marriage License

The Creation of Another Christian Martyr — County Clerk Kim Davis

Kim Davis won election to County Clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky this year replacing her mother who had done the job for 27 years before her. Once elected, Davis took an oath swearing to do her job “without favor, affection or partiality, so help me God.” On July 6th, James Yates and William Smith, Jr., who had been together […]

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If an author refuses to address the subject of the intersection of faith with sexual orientation and gender identity with academic integrity including acknowledging: the cultural shifts in the status of women, the progression of understanding and input from experts in human sexuality, the merger of conservative politics and religion since the late 1970s with its destructive impact, each significantly influencing the ability to take an honest look at biblical translations, then why should we listen to you?

Kevin DeYoung’s Book — Another Author Lacking Academic Integrity But Telling Us What God “Really Says” Anyway

Kevin DeYoung’s What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? offers yet another utterly maddening viewpoint of “God’s truth” about gay people. I’ve read the bulk of such books written over the past few decades, beginning with the first “gays are out to destroy America” book written for the evangelical community by Tim LaHaye in […]

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Sisters of Thunder Podcasts with Kathy and Yvette

In July 2015, Kathy Baldock and Yvette Cantu Schneider began hosting a weekly 30-40 minute podcast which will be archived. Canyonwalker Connections is one of the foremost organizations working to educate and invite productive dialogue for both religious inclusion, and for social equality for the LGBT community. Kathy Baldock is the Executive Director of Canyonwalker […]

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Marriage Equality

I am Part of the 2% of Evangelicals Strongly Supporting Marriage Equality

  I am part of the 2%. According the polls released by the Barna Group gathered from research immediately after the Supreme Court ruling extending federal marriage equality to same-sex couples, only 2% of evangelicals[1] strongly support the decision. Evangelicals, compared with all other denominations, and with all adults in general, are identified as the least […]

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Ryan T. Anderson’s new book Truth Overruled : The Future of Marriage and Religious

Ryan Anderson’s Truth Overruled Presents Ideology as Truth

  Ryan T. Anderson’s new book Truth Overruled : The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom uses only arguments “based in philosophy, jurisprudence, political science and social science” to investigate “what marriage is, why marriage matters for public policy, and what the consequences are of redefining marriage.” Attempting to keep the debate on marriage equality going […]

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Family Research Council Deceives to Support Their Anti-Transgender Policies

On June 19, 2015, Family Research Council (FRC) published a position paper to critique and describe the transgender movement and ideology as they perceive it. The opening sentences of “Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Movement” pronounce, “In recent decades, there has been an assault on the sexes.” This is only the beginning of the academic problems used to […]

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Yvette Cantu Schneider

Former Conservative Insider Speaks on State Proposed Bans of Reparative Therapy for Minors

  This guest post is written by Yvette Cantu Schneider, a former policy analyst for Family Research Council and former head of Women’s Ministry of Exodus International. In a public declaration for GLAAD in July 2014, Schneider denounced reparative therapy and the work of anti-gay policy makers. Schneider will be the new Director of Advocacy and Policy for Canyonwalker Connections. Because […]

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