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Opponents of Gay Marriage Say They’re No Bigots
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Leading opponents of gay marriage are trying to stop an increasingly popular movement as it approaches two dates with history this week at the Supreme Court.     WASHINGTON ...

Gay Marriage Opponents Make Their Case to Supreme Court
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

In about three dozen briefs filed in recent weeks, groups ranging from U.S. Catholic bishops and evangelicals to state attorneys general and university professors argue that upholding gay marriage could lead t ...

Vatican Backtracks On Support for Gay Couples
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

A top Vatican official blamed the media for “derailing” his recent remarks on possible legal protections for unmarried couples, while reaffirming his support for British and French bishops who have been vocal ...

Chick-fil-A and An Unexpected Friendship
Originally Posted: 07/26/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

Shane L. Windmeyer, a nationally recognized LGBT leader in higher education, recently ‘came out’ as a friend of Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A’s president and COO, who found himself embroiled in a PR battle after maki ...

Fewer Americans View Homosexuality as a Sin
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

Americans’ acceptance of gays and lesbians is continuing to grow, with a new poll showing that just over a third of Americans view homosexuality as a sin, down from 44 percent a year earlier. ...

Parliament Bars Church of England from Hosting Gay Weddings
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

The British government unveiled a proposal on Tuesday that excludes the Church of England and the Church in Wales from planned legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. ...

Supreme Court Takes Up Landmark Gay Marriage Case
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

From TPM: The Supreme Court declared Friday that it will take up same sex marriage next year in what’s sure to be a blockbuster case with sweeping implications. Talking Points ...

Episcopal Leader Says S.C. Diocese Can’t Secede
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Nov. 15 that the Diocese of South Carolina can't unilaterally secede from the national church, as she urged conservatives to stay despite sharp ...

Is There a Political Plan B for the Bishops?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Clearly the political strategy of the bishops is not working. So where do the bishops go from here? As the bishops gather in Baltimore this week for their annual meeting, they li ...

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage Push in Washington, Maine
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

Late last week, President Barack Obama endorsed the same-sex marriage referendum on the Washington state ballot and also formally backed a similar measure on the ballot in Maine. ...

Roman Catholic Church in Scotland Campaigns to Stop Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 6:47am | Type: Blog

The Roman Catholic Church has sent a letter to its parishes across Scotland protesting a political race to legalize same-sex marriage. The letter was read Sunday (Aug. 26) by priests in 500 Catholic parishes u ...

Companies Taking A Stand on Political Issues
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

In an unconventional move, a number of high-profile business executives have come out on the issue of gay marriage. In an unconventional move, a number of high-profile business ex ...

Scotland to Legalize Gay Marriage by 2015
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Scotland has announced it will allow same-sex weddings as early as 2015, becoming the first country in the United Kingdom to do so. Scotland has announced it will allow same-sex w ...

Politics and Purchases
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Underlying the question of funding is a fundamental distinction that too few Americans fail to recognize. Our society must begin to recognize that being "anti-gay marriage" is not the same as being & ...

Church of England 'Doesn't Practice What It Preaches' on LGBT
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

In a column Sunday in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, Giles Fraser, the former canon chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral, set a discussion about the Church of England and its stance toward gay marriage ...

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Gay Marriage Ban
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Social conservatives on Thursday reacted sharply to a federal appeals court ruling that declared the law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Social ...

Black Churches Conflicted on Obama’s Gay Marriage Decision
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

The pulpits of the nation's black churches took measure Sunday (May 13) of President Obama's decision to support gay marriage, and the result was conflicted. The pulpit ...

How Congress Can Hinder a Presidential Campaign
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

From yesterday's New York Times: "There is nothing a presidential campaign likes less than to be forced to answer for someone else’s actions." From yesterday's ...

Sojourners' Statement on President Obama's Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Obama announced his personal support for same-sex marriage. Within the Christian community and the nation at large, there are a diversity of opinions regarding human sexuality. While often ...

President Obama Backs Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

In an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Barack Obama became the first President to formally endorse same-sex marriage. In an interview with ABC ’s Robin Roberts ...

Opposition to Gay Marriage Lower in 2012
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 8:09am | Type: Blog

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows. ...

Britain Begins Talks on Legalizing Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

CANTERBURY, England — The British government on Thursday launched a 12-week consultation that is widely expected to lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage in England and Wales, despite strong opposition ...

Pope Benedict XVI Denounces Cultural Shift Toward Gay Marriage in U.S.
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI on Friday denounced the "powerful political and cultural currents" that are working to "alter the legal definition of marriage" in the United States. ...

Pat Robertson: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. A million monkeys typing for a million years would eventually produce Shakespeare. And once in a blue moon, Televangelist and 700 Club head Pat Robertson and ...

Catholic School Teacher Fired for Gay Wedding Plans
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

NORMANDY, Mo. — A popular music teacher at a Catholic Church was fired after church officials learned that he planned to marry his male partner of 20 years in New York, where same-sex marriage is legal. ...

Both Sides Gearing Up for Same-Sex Marriage Fight in North Carolina
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 1:21am | Type: Blog

WILMINGTON, N.C. — As the only Southern state without a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, North Carolina is the next battleground, with religious groups on both sides bracing for a high-stake ...

N.J. Lawmakers Approve Gay Marriage, But Veto Looms
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

TRENTON, N.J. — Even as Gov. Chris Christie's threat of a "swift" veto looms, gay rights activists are celebrating after the state Assembly voted last week (Feb. 16) on a bill to legalize same-s ...

Today in God: Feb. 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 12:33pm | Type: Blog

The "Hawaiian Option" in the contraception kerfuffle. Catholic bishops say the whole measure must be "scrapped." The National Catholic Reporter's columnist John Allen talks tough. A he ...

California's 'Prop 8' Ruled Unconsitutional
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

In a decision that likely will set the stage for a high-stakes showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's Proposition 8 ballot measure that banned g ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land: Join the Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Last night, at the National Press Club here in Washington D.C., the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Sojourners co-sponsored a conversation between Richard L ...

Andrew Marin answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 9:35pm | Type: Blog

To me, reclaiming the word evangelical starts with how Christians see their call by Jesus in Matthew 28 as the Great Commission. To me, reclaiming the word evangelical start ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

A Statement on Sojourners' Mission and LGBTQ Issues
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Some controversy has arisen about an ad campaign that a new coalition wanted to run in Sojourners on the issue of the LGBTQ community and the church. [ Update : For a list of ...

President Obama and the National Prayer Breakfast
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Hi everyone. I'm currently in Washington, D.C. Hi everyone. I'm currently in Washington, D.C. Long story short, I have a meeting with a group of other folks at the White ...

Political Games in Dead-Serious Times
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Some brief observations on the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/elections/" target="_blank">2010 election season</a> which, thankfully, has come to an end:</p> ...

God Loves Gays, and So Should We
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/09/23/god-loves-gays-and-so-should-we/"></a>This summer, while at my favorite lake in Maine, I read Andrew ...

Unfilled Niche?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Vanessa Carter I live in Los Angeles and work among progressively minded folks (Jesus-following and not). During and since the Proposition ...

Ignoble Indifference: Evangelicals, Race, and GLBT Issues
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

[<a href="../tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </em>magazine article "<a href="http://www.so ...

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-national-prayer-breakfast">spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast</a> this morning, with a plea for c ...

The Nazareth Declaration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

On November 20, 2009, to considerable media fanfare, a group of 140 senior Christian leaders issued <a href="http://manhattandeclaration.org/">'The Manhattan Declaration.'</a> I ...

Where are the Other Christian Voices Against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

As a career missionary to Africa, I fear what would happen to me on judgment day if I didn't speak out against what is happening in Uganda right now in the name of Christ. As ...

Obama's Afghanistan Policy and Christian Political Humility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

On the eve of the election last November, I wrote <a href="http://aarondtaylor.blogspot.com/2008/11/im-pro-life-christian-thats-why-im.html">a thinly-veiled endorsement of Barack Obama </a&g ...

Affirming the Footnotes: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Although there are several points I find troubling, inaccurate, or misleading in the recent <a href="http://manhattandeclaration.org/">Manhattan Declaration</a>, and although I noticed th ...

Conservative Progressives?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

It's been said that conservatives are people who honor the tombs of dead progressives. It's been said that conservatives are people who honor the tombs of dead progressi ...

An Evangelical Trojan Horse in the Democratic Party?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/11/8/802231/-Does-the-Evangelical-Movement-Belong-in-the-Democratic-Party">A recent Daily Kos post asks this question</a>: Does the Evangel ...

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Most of the country probably didn't notice. Most of the country probably didn't notice. Unless you live in Virginia, New Jersey, a couple areas in New York, or maybe ev ...

Culture War Casualties: Responding to Carrie Prejean and Bullying Suicides
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last week Carrie Prejean, also known as the former Miss California, lost the Miss U.S.A. Last week Carrie Prejean, also known as the former Miss California, lost the Miss U.S.A. p ...

Is A-Rod Forgiveable?
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Over brunch with my husband and one of my best guy friends last weekend, conversation turned, as it does, to Major League Baseball, doping and the nature of sin.</p> Over br ...

Bishop Robinson's Lost Prayer at the Inaugural Kick-off
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sunday afternoon, I sat in front of the TV with a box of tissues and watched every second of the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial live on HBO.</p> ...

Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. The day after the inaugur ...