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“Ex-gay” Kent Paris at Summit Christian Church, Nevada

[UPDATED 2/15/13 AFTER Q & A TIME ON SUNDAY] On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, “Ex-gay” leader Kent Paris of Nehemiah Ministries, was sponsored by Summit Student Ministries, Sparks, Nevada, to address over 200 youth (age 6th grade to high school years) with his views on the Bible and same sex attraction. Throughout the weekend, he […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Does Not Impact Religious Liberty

On Election Day 2012, four states, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington will all have marriage equality on their ballots. Maryland, Maine and Washington would be the first states to enact marriage equality through voter referendums. In Minnesota, the issue on the ballot is an anti-gay marriage equality constitutional amendment. Many of the “religious liberty” or “religious […]

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Six Things Straight People Should Stop Saying about Gay People

A kind woman, who would never intentionally offend another person, writes: “I love gay people, I just cannot support their gay lifestyle.” A pastor stands at the pulpit, holding an electric cord as a prop, and warns the congregation, “Don’t mess with God’s original design. Gay sex is not natural, the parts don’t fit.” A […]

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President Obama Seeks to Include as a Minority (21%) of Registered NC Chooses to Exclude

On May 9, 2012, President Obama became the first sitting United States President to support same sex marriage.  There are at least 8 million  adult gay Americans. Although they are still a minority, this is equivalent to the entire population of  the state of North Carolina who on May 8th voted by in majority at the […]

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The 61% in North Carolina Miss the Message of Christ and Civil Rights on Amendment 1 Voting

Amendment 1 passed in the State of North Carolina. The definition of marriage as one man and one woman is now codified in that state’s constitution. Discrimination is now codified in that state’s constitution. Christians did this. Christians who believe they have the right to deny equality to minority groups; Christians who believe they have […]

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To Christians in North Carolina | Four Reasons to Vote Against Amendment One

Christian voters in North Carolina will be the deciders for or against the inclusion of Amendment One in the Constitution of that state.  As a fellow Christian and heterosexual that has worked for inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians in the church for several years, I offer a few fundamental yet largely overlooked insights. […]

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Mary’s Exit from Exodus and Door to Freedom

Exodus International is a “worldwide network of men and women who have found freedom from homosexuality, and the largest Christian ministry dealing with this topic in the world today.”   At 25, Mary was in absolute despair and believed she was alone as a Christian struggling with lesbianism.  She had been involved in several unhealthy […]

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Student Non Discrimination Act Needed to Protect GLBT Students from Bullying

Casey, sixteen and gay, was being bullied by two students at his high school in Ohio. His youth pastor, a friend of mine, helped to secure a restraining order to protect him, but the principal downgraded the severity with a weaker solution.  He let Casey come to the office five minutes before classes ended and stay […]

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