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Jul 31, 2015

As a baker and small business owner, I meet all kinds of people. I am truly blessed to have a job where I get to wake up each day and make people happy. People come into my bakery looking for sweets to celebrate life’s most special moments.

Blogger:Mitchell MooreOwner/Pastry Chef, Campbell’s Bakery
Jul 28, 2015

Today, The New York Times exclusively broke the news that GLAAD and DignityUSA, backed by nearly 30 groups and individuals, have asked Pope Francis to meet with LGBT Catholics and their families during his visit to the United States.

Blogger:Alexandra BollesStrategist, Global & US South, GLAAD
Jul 23, 2015

People of faith often feel called upon to be of service.

Volunteering for a social issue they feel passionate about is a popular way to put faith in action.

As both a volunteer and volunteer manager myself I have learned a key to being of service is to bring skills, but also leave behind a know-it-all attitude.

Blogger:Theodore KerrUnion Theological Seminary, Writer, Organizer, AIDS Activist
Jul 30, 2015

Something extraordinary happened last Thursday to advance fairness and equality in the United States. Members of Congress introduced legislation to amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to embrace a more robust vision of equality.

Blogger:Louise MellingDeputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty, ACLU
Jul 27, 2015

“F**got!”- the big boys yelled across the school yard. You try to avoid eye contact, mindful that you’re about to burst into tears. You get home and run up to your room to hide your bruises and drown your broken heart with loud music.

Blogger:Rev. Izzy AlvaranRev. Izzy Alvaran
Jul 22, 2015

It seems as if every few months, and sometimes weeks, Bondings 2.0 covers the story of a Catholic church worker who lost a job in an LGBT-related dispute made public.

Blogger:Bob ShineYoung Adult and Social Media Coordinator, New Ways Ministry
Jul 29, 2015

On August 1, 2015 I will be involuntarily removed from the work of my calling. I will have gone to sleep the night before as an ordained United Methodist minister of the gospel, only to awaken in the morning as a suspended pastor in The United Methodist Church.

Blogger:Rev. Pam HawkinsAssociate Pastor, Belmont United Methodist Church
Jul 24, 2015

Christian persecution in the United States is real. It’s just not what you think. Christian persecution isn’t about having to offer birth control to women.

It’s not about having to serve wedding cakes to gay and lesbian couples. Christian persecution isn’t even having people call you out when you spout homophobic, sexist, or racist opinions, veiled blasphemously as biblical.

Blogger:The Rev. David R. Henson
Jul 21, 2015

We are not the same America.

We are not the same America that we were 20 or even 10 years ago. For decades, civil liberties framed the discourse about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) justice. Now marriage, a union that is sacred for so many, is at the forefront of our national consciousness in ways we could not conceive. Now, more than ever, we cannot omit religion.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington President & Founder, Washington Consulting Group

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