Category Archives: Good News from Around the U.S.

Some Good News Around the U.S.

I came across this article about First Parish Church in Plymouth, Massachusetts and their observance of International Transgender Day of Visibility and thought it was worth sharing. First Parish of Plymouth Hosts Transgender Day of Visibility By Emily Clark eclark@wickedlocal.com … Continue reading

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LGBT Lenten Stories

Human Rights Council — LGBT Lenten Stories This year for the season of Lent, HRC Foundation launched a campaign with the goal of telling the stories of LGBTQ people of faith. The Lenten season marks the days that lead up … Continue reading

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I First Saw a Pride Flag in Church…

I came across a new article from “Believe Out Loud” entitled, “I First Saw a Rainbow Flag in Church…” and it got me thinking. Here is the link to the article: http://www.believeoutloud.com/latest/i-first-saw-rainbow-flag-church In all my years as a Christian, I don’t … Continue reading

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Two United Methodist Pastors Defy Book of Discipline

I came across an article about two United Methodist pastors who defied the United Methodist Church’s denominational law, the Book of Discipline, and oversaw a same-sex wedding in their Methodist church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here is the article: United … Continue reading

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A Better Than Expected Sermon

I came across another inspiring story today. This one features a pastor from another United Methodist Church. It must be difficult to be a female pastor in an institution or faith that generally frowns upon the notion of a woman … Continue reading

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Pastor Pitches Tent Protest for LGBT Inclusion in United Methodist Churches

Pastor Sleeps in Tent to Support LGBTQ People I came across this article today regarding a Michigan pastor who felt the need to highlight the level of exclusion felt by LGBTQI persons who are being pushed out of the United … Continue reading

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Kindness and Compassion is a Human Trait, not a Religious Contest

Muslims Donate 30,000 Bottles of Water for Neighbors in Need Often I have heard very upsetting remarks from the Christian community essentially claiming that Islam is a religion of hatred and discrimination against Christians and non-Muslims.  There are some that … Continue reading

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