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    Mon, 22 Dec 2014
    blogFrom The Pulpit: The Names We Must Speak In Church

    A few weeks ago, I had the honor of preaching at my home congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. As it was the first Sunday in Advent, I knew that my topic would have something to do with looking to what the Biblical text said about the return of Jesus to inform us about waiting for His birth. As the date grew closer, the non-indictment of... more...

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    Fri, 19 Dec 2014
    blogWhy Racial Justice Matters To Believe Out Loud

    On November 24, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. Believe Out Loud laments this decision and the continued devaluation of black lives in the United States of America. Unfortunately, our community’s response to two posts we shared about the... more...

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    Mon, 8 Dec 2014
    blogWhat LGBTQ People Need To Hear From Christian...

    "Sexual orientation is not a sin. Gender identity is not a sin. We are all created in the image of God." For me, more than anything else—this statement is what I want to hear from our religious leaders. I want to hear the unambiguous pronouncement that people who are same gender loving, bisexual, transgender,... more...

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    Mon, 17 Nov 2014
    blogChristians Pledge To End Discrimination Against...

    Great News! A faith-based, public education project to raise awareness about the harms caused to LGBTQ people when there is not a non-discrimination law on the books has been successful! Our work has attracted the attention of Ohio lawmakers. Now, all eyes are turning toward to the faith community to find out what we think about... more...

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    Tue, 12 Aug 2014
    blogI Am A Black Gay Christian—And I Know God Loves...

    I am Ronald Moore, and like all of us, I am the sum of many parts—a native of Detroit, graduate of Michigan State University, member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Hewlett Packard retiree, devout Christian member of The Riverside Church of New York, proud African American, and a proud gay man. Read more. more...

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    Tue, 1 Jul 2014
    Religious Institute Brings Visibility To...

    Marie Alford-Harkey from the Religious Institute announces the release of an important new book entitled Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities. Read more. more...

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    Wed, 4 Jun 2014
    President Obama Proclaims LGBT Pride Month

    President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation declaring June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. In his proclamation, President Obama traces the origins of the LGBT movement and names the injustices still faced today. Read more. more...

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    Fri, 23 May 2014
    Is Religious Freedom For Everyone?

    GLAAD's Media Strategist, Alexandra Bolles asks the bold question, "Is Religous Freedom For Everyone?" in her first blog at Believe Out Loud. Read more. more...

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    Mon, 12 May 2014
    Christianity Made Me Bisexual

    Believe Out Loud blogger, Laura Berol muses about Christianity, her bisexual orientation and life as a wife and mother. Read more.   more...

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    Wed, 5 Mar 2014
    Silent No More: Denouncing “Christian” Voices...

    Christians around the world continue to use their faith to justify laws that discriminate against the LGBTQ community. On our blog, Marie Alford-Harkey, Deputy Director of the Religious Institute, shares why her Christian faith demands she speak out against these laws, which promote violence, discrimination, and misogyny. Read... more...

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