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- BlogThu, 12 Dec 2019Seventy-One Years of Human Rights: Equality in...
Tuesday, December 10th, marked the 71st anniversary of Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.” The youth are the future. Raising them to respect one another despite differences in religion, skin tone, and cultural background, and sexuality is key in creating a safer and more... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogWed, 27 Nov 2019Joyful Expectation and Preparation at Advent
Happy Advent (video) Our devotional provides scriptural excerpts, meditations and prayers for all four Sundays in Advent. We created it with the firm understanding and belief that all people should have access to spiritually affirming texts to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogWed, 20 Jun 2018Deeply Held Religious Cake
When a person begins to unravel the various meanings in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision, recently rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), it becomes quickly obvious that what this ruling means in legal terms and what it means in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ American citizens is incredibly different.more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 5 Jun 2018Keep it Simple
I believe God empowers each of us to look at the most complicated problems with Divine simplicity. That is the beauty of the dissent written by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Justice Ginsburg lays it out clearly and simply. In eleven short paragraphs, she makes it plain. Justice Ginsburg also gets it right.more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogThu, 9 Nov 2017Guns Will Not Save Us
I was 14 years old the first time I held a gun. My parents had recently divulged that they owned not one, but two, 9 mm semi-automatic handguns. The thought of guns in my house was scary, even if they were kept in small lock boxes, stashed far in the back of my parent’s closet. It occurred to me that even if you have a gun,... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogWed, 18 Oct 2017Do Unto Others: A Blueprint For Religious Leaders...
On Friday, September 29th, the United States cast a vote against a UN Human Rights Council resolution to ban the death penalty against LGBTI people, effectively jeopardizing LGBTI people’s lives around the world to preserve the death penalty at all costs. Though the US joined Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, the United... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud