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We're thankful for couples like Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin. Today the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear their case dating back to 2004 that resulted in the striking down of anti-marriage laws in Oklahoma. Follow Freedom to Marry's live blog at http://bit.ly/1i4OXz7
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How do we build a faith that is in solidarity with the poor and needy? Here is how transphobia/homophobia results in higher levels of poverty in the LGBTQ community: http://bit.ly/1ml6d6l
The Unity of the Gospel and our Common Need for God's Compassion Urban ministry is often typified by a focus on those who live in depressed socioeconomic conditions. This type of ministry is almost always associated with conditions of poverty…
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The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson's response to Archbishop Justin Welby's rationale for delaying same-sex marriage in the Church of England.
Justin Welby said the Church of England can’t rush on gay marriage because it could could become a rationale for violence against Christians in Africa. But that lets the murderers win.
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Listen in to this story by MLP board member Eric Thomas about the difference a welcoming family and church makes in the lives of LGBTQ people. http://huff.to/1hNV72d
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"May the day come when we welcome every prophet with 'Hosanna! Blessed are the ones who come in the name of God!'" ~Chris R. Glaser
So was Jesus and his followers streaming through the streets of Jerusalem a parade or a march? Were the palm-waving crowds welcoming a demonstration against Rome or simply enjoying a party? Are we talkin’ political movement or Mardi Gras? (This will be familiar to those of you who hear the same conversations about annual Pride …
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A Holy Week reflection: "How have I denied Christ by action or inaction? ...Peter denied Christ, and I join him when I deny any part of God’s precious gift of this life." ~Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards at Believe Out Loud. http://bit.ly/1gBlkBE
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Good news from India! The Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling recognizing the existence of a third gender that is neither female nor male granting transgender people formal recognition for the first time.  http://wapo.st/1gBMvQh
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Good news from Ohio! A federal judge has ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages from other states. http://bit.ly/1jEDp5C
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"Jesus Christ...spoke of a loving, compassionate God, and commanded his followers to act with love and compassion. Jesus spoke of God as a loving parent who would never abandon his children." ~Carl Siciliano, Executive Director, Ali Forney Center. http://huff.to/1hEwPNZ
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"A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
'Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!'
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, 'Who is this?' The crowds were saying, 'This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.'" ~ Matthew 21:1-11 http://bit.ly/1gT4FZF
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Working for LGBT Justice & Equality in the Church and world
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Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).