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is same sex marriage a civil right?

Share the post “is same sex marriage a civil right?” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint With Valentine’s Day approaching on Saturday, I continue my week of posts devoted to same sex marriage. As an avid reader of blogs and news web sites, I’ve spent the past few months reading the press after Prop 8 in California passed. An argument that I find intriguing is the assertion from Prop 8…

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same sex marriage: are lgbt people intolerant?

Share the post “same sex marriage: are lgbt people intolerant?” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint It’s been some time since I’ve blogged on faith-based issues. Since November I’ve been reading quite a bit about the fallout after the passage of Proposition 8 in California to ban same sex marriage. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought the same sex marriage controversy would make a good topic for the week. LGBT…

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save me, the movie

Share the post “save me, the movie” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Brett and I just finished watching Save Me, a dramatic movie that explored the ex-gay ministry movement. Chad Allen portrayed a young troubled gay man addicted and on his last leg. Robert Gant from Queer as Folk and Judith Light of Ugly Betty and Who’s the Boss also were main characters in the movie. With his family’s…

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on being gay is a gift of God

Share the post “on being gay is a gift of God” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Recently Oprah hosted a series of shows, her Soul Series. One of the more interesting was Spirituality 101. Rev. Ed Bacon, an Episcopal priest from Pasadena, California was the guest. It was an amazing interview. You can download this in two parts from the Oprah web site in a variety of formats including…

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reform judaism leads the way for lgbt rights

Share the post “reform judaism leads the way for lgbt rights” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint This past Friday evening, Brett and I attended the Lutherans Concerned Cleveland meeting at Hope Cleveland Heights. Rabbi David Horowitz from Akron was the guest speaker for the evening. Rabbi Horowitz is a strong advocate for LGBT rights, along with other social justice issues. He and his wife Tobi are cornerstones of the…

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brad pitt support of gay marriage

Share the post “brad pitt support of gay marriage” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I think Brad Pitt says it very nicely. I may use this myself… “Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America,…

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sordid lives: the series

Share the post “sordid lives: the series” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Brett and I are fans of the Sordid Lives movie. We first saw it while on a cruise several years back. We immediately bought it when we returned home. A few New Year’s back we hosted a Sordid New Year’s Eve party and screened the film. It turned out to be a blast. If you are not…

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back from welcoming church training

Share the post “back from welcoming church training” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I am back home after a long, demanding but beneficial weekend training in Columbus. Sunday morning started out with worship at Lord of Life in Worthington. What a wonderful experience that was! This church has a coffee bar in the lobby with leather couches and café tables where they will make you mochas, cappuccinos and espressos…

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