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Matthew Vines | Reforming the Gay Christian Debate

“What does the Bible say about loving, same-sex relationships?” Nothing. Not a thing. And in that absence of Biblical direction of support for or condemnation of these relationships, Christians need to follow the general principles of the Bible: love, justice and kindness. This was the point Matthew Vines wanted to emphasize at his recent presentation at […]

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“Traditional Family Values” | Which Traditions? Whose Families? What Values?

  Traditional family values is a packed cliché. The (ab)use of the term “family values” began in 1976 when it was introduced into the Republican Platform. It became a rally cry at the 1992 GOP Convention when Vice President Dan Quayle bemoaned the collapse of the family because the then-popular show, “Murphy Brown,” portrayed the main character […]

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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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Christian Church–When Will You Stand Up & Speak Out?

This is being spoken from some  pulpits of churches filled with good and caring Christian people. The intensity is getting worse. Christians MUST make a decision to get educated on the issues of same-sex attracted people and the Bible. While you remain passive and ignorant on these issues, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and […]

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Canyonwalker (Kathy Baldock) Selected as a “Memorable Ally Women of Faith in 2011” by GLAAD

  What an honor  for  Canyonwalker Connections (Kathy Baldock) to recognized by Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as a “Memorable Ally Women of Faith in 2011”!   Okay, way more than just an honor; it is wonderfully cool!! In honor of Women’s History Month, GLAAD’s Religion, Faith, & Values program is profiling women from […]

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Tell Your Gay & Trans Friends & Family You LOVE Them at is a grassroots movement to publicly express love and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) people in our lives . aNotetoMyKid was created by Patrick Wallace and Michael Volpatt in 2011 as a space for the friends and families of the glbt people to share their unconditional love . You can […]

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God Does Have a Better Way | Don’t Stand in the Path of It

On Saturday, August 27th a group of about two hundred Christians marched into Pride Charlotte with “God Has A Better Way” (GHABW), an action formed by The Coalition of Conscience and the Speak the Truth Project. Three quarters of the group, including children, wore red tee shirts bolding declaring the message and website “God Has […]

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The Evangelical Network Calls for Tougher Anti-Bullying Legislation and Safer Churches

On July 9, 2011, The Evangelical Network (TEN) held a press conference at its annual conference in Austin, TX to: call on Evangelicals to stand up for marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable youth, and glbt youth in particular bring attention to the current lack of coordinated efforts in the  prevention of bullying in schools give voice […]

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