The Rev. Delman Coates, pastor of Mount Ennon Baptist Church.
"For those who believe in the authority of Scripture, as I do, the marriage-equality debate also provides a wonderful opportunity to re-examine the biblical texts often cited as condemnations of homosexuality. Upon a careful and closer examination of these texts in their original languages, it becomes clear that these oft-quoted texts are condemnations of sexual violence, rape, abuse and exploitation, not consensual same-gender relationships.
That, then, should cause Christians to reassess the claims made about the Bible and homosexuality, and provide the impetus for envisioning a more inclusive church, one where gays and lesbians seeking to live out their faith and be true to who they are can be welcomed in God’s house and shown God’s love."
I'm glad Texas is ending this, but what idiot thought this was a good idea in the first place? Another one of these "failure to succeed is a moral failing" things.
And note that it apparently took a federal investigation to get them to wake up and do something.
Photos from the 80's I think. At my parents' house.
John Oliver schools on Transgender 101.
No absolute answers, but an interesting look at speech attributes and how we pick them up.
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