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Boy Scouts' Gay Leader Ban Preserves Worst Stereotypes, Holder Says
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

Taking aim at the Boy Scouts of America’s continuing ban on gay adult leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder said the prohibition perpetuates “the worst kind of stereotypes.” Takin ...

A Parched Patch of Prejudice
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Conservative Christians are claiming that their religious freedom requires free rein for legalized discrimination. Conservative Christians are claiming that their religious freedo ...

10 Years After Gene Robinson, African Anglicans Take Stock
Originally Posted: 08/27/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

Concerned that the crisis in the worldwide Anglican Communion is deepening, conservative Anglican primates in Africa are organizing a second conference to discuss ways of returning the church to what they desc ...

African Religious Leaders Reject Obama’s Call to Decriminalize Homosexuality
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent. ...

Study Says Gays Find Most U.S. Faiths Unfriendly
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Gay Americans are much less religious than the general U.S. population, and about 3-in-10 of them say they have felt unwelcome in a house of worship, a new study shows. Gay Americ ...

Boy Scouts Proposal Displeases Religious Leaders on Both Sides
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Conservative and liberal religious leaders may not agree on much, but both are expressing displeasure with the Boy Scouts’ proposal to accept gay members but reject gay leaders. ...

Piper's Tweets About Gays: Dude, Where Is the Love?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 8:00am | Type: Blog

It seems Piper has a Twitter problem. Maybe he doesn’t see it as such, because with fewer than 140 characters, he can stir up quite a storm of controversy. But considering the damage that can be done with so f ...

Friday Links Round Up: Sign Language. Fashion Tips. Thank You. Interns.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Sign Language. Fashion Tips. Thank You. Interns. Today we say goodbye and thank you to this year's Sojourners interns. Sign Language. Fashion Tips. Thank You. Interns. Today ...

America's Greatest Deficit is Spiritual, Not Merely Financial
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

With all the angst about the economy, the deficit, and a looming government shut-down, I'm still concerned that we're treating symptoms rather than diagnosing the underlying disease. ...

Justice for All Means Justice for Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I wonder how we find room for hatred. I wonder how we find room for hatred. My conscious is often too packed with confusion, sadness, loneliness, doubt, joy, laughter, and the oth ...

Christians and Bullying: Standing with Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

My mother used to give us kids two instructions:</p> My mother used to give us kids two instructions: If there is a kid on the playground that nobody else is playing ...

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 ...

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> ...

In Support of Rick Warren
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

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