Tearing Down Walls. Building Up Hope. From the Office of the Moderator Metropolitan Community Churches For Immediate Release: 24 February 2011 MCC Celebrates Obama Administration Decision on the Defense of Marriage Act And Calls for Continued Action Metropolitan Community … Continued
From the Office of the Moderator Metropolitan Community Churches For Immediate Release: 12 October 2012 Metropolitan Community Church Confirms Removal of Filipino Pastor Officials of Metropolitan Community Churches released a decision on a request for an appeal which confirmed the … Continued
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2012 CONTACT: Steve Roth, OutThink Partners PHONE: 323-951-0059 EMAIL: CONTACT: Erik Olvera, National Center for Lesbian Rights National Religious Leaders Support SB 1172 to End Dangerous Psychological Abuse of Minors (San Francisco) A coalition of … Continued
From the Office of the Moderator Metropolitan Community Churches For Immediate Release: 6 July 2011 Metropolitan Community Church Leader Responds to Arrest of Brandon Hamm, Volunteer MCC Pastor The Peninsula Metropolitan Community Church recently learned that Brandon Hamm, a volunteer … Continued
THE FELLOWSHIP OF AFFIRMING MINISTRIES THE GLOBAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release: May 14, 2012 Contacts: Ann Craig – MCC Communications Jason O’Neill – MCC Communications Three Faith Groups with Global Reach Add Voices of Support for … Continued
You might be surprised to hear that Mike O’Neal, the Republican Speaker of the Kansas State House, is praying for President Obama.
Unfortunately, he’s praying for the president’s death. And he’s exploiting the Bible to do so, circulating an email that quotes Psalm 109: “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.” O’Neal said of the violent Psalm “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president.”1
On November 19, 2011, Florida A&M University student Robert Champion Jr. was found unresponsive aboard a band bus after the school’s biggest game of the year. Police ruled the death a homicide from hazing; furthermore, the parents of Mr. Champion, a 26-year-old drum major in the university’s famed marching band, have recently revealed that Mr. Champion was gay. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s largest Black LGBT civil rights organization, is urging the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) and Civil Rights Division, in addition to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, to launch an immediate investigation into Mr. Champion’s death as a potential anti-gay hate crime.
We are all asked to sign a number of petitions each year in relation to various advocacy efforts. This petition for H.R. 998, the “Student Non-Discrimination Act, is extremely important for the welfare of LGBT youth across America. Please sign … Continued
Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Executive Director and Board Chair of the Global Justice Institute, a nonprofit international human rights group, on the Obama administration’s new and unprecedented efforts to address the on-the-ground reality of daily life for oppressed sexual minorities in many parts of the world. She is also Senior Pastor at Metropolitan Community Church of New York.
The New Hampshire legislature is set to vote any day now on a bill that would repeal the state’s popular marriage equality law.
Calvin Stowell is one of thousands who would lose the right to marry whomever he loves. But as a vote nears, his Republican brother Craig has taken a stand for equality – and his reason might surprise you.