Category Archives: Pride

Titus 2:11-14

Titus 2:11-14 New International Version (NIV) For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Reflections: We know these truths to be self-evident, that under God, we are … Continue reading

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Psalm 35:1-3, Psalm 43

Psalm 35:1-3 (NKJV) “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, and stop … Continue reading

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First Transgender Mass in Cuba

First Transgender Mass in Cuba From Reuters news media, a story about a transgender priest conducting her first Mass in Communist Cuba.   By Sarah Marsh and Anett Rios | MATANZAS, Cuba MATANZAS, Cuba For decades belonging to a religion … Continue reading

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Stances of Faith on LGBTQ Issues in Islam

— From the Human Rights Council webpage. http://www.hrc.org/resources/stances-of-faiths-on-lgbt-issues-islam Background With over a billion followers, Islam is the second largest religion in the world, and noted for its diversity of culture and ethnicity. Founded by the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon … Continue reading

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Longing, Brokenness, Response, and Hope

We are longing for social justice and equal status among our fellow men and women. We are longing for respect as human beings. We are longing for equal place in society. We are longing for safe spaces without fear or … 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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