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Blog Aug, 13, 2015
Mississippi Adoption Ban For Same-Sex Couples Challenged in Court

A federal lawsuit challenging Mississippi's ban on adoption by same-sex couples has just been filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Campaign for Southern Equality v. Mississippi Department of Human Services seeks to strike down that ban and to establish that Mississippi same-sex couples have a right to adopt.

Blog Jul, 30, 2015
The Equality Act Is A Visionary Piece Of Legislation—And Way Overdue

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.

Blog Jun, 16, 2015
Two Stains On Our Nation As Anti-LGBT Bills Pass In Michigan & North Carolina

As the country awaits a decision from the Supreme Court on marriage equality, anti-LGBT forces who want to use religion to allow discrimination have pushed bills through in Michigan and North Carolina.

Blog Apr, 24, 2015
I Was Fired From My Job Because I'm Gay

On March 18, I was fired for the first time in my life, and it had nothing to do with my job performance.

Blog Apr, 02, 2015
Living Christ's Love: Would Jesus Turn People Away?

I am a Christian. I believe in Jesus. I believe in doing our best to follow God’s word and make it an active part of our lives.

Blog Apr, 01, 2015
Liberating Religious Liberty

When I went to work in West Hollywood in the mid-1990s, one of my new co-workers took me on a tour of the neighborhood at lunchtime. A long-time gay activist, he knew the local history well.

Blog Mar, 05, 2015
For Little Bay: When Discrimination Impacts Our Children

A year ago, when the Rowse-DeBoer marriage equality case was heard in a federal court in Detroit, I joined marriage equality supporters picketing in front of the courthouse. There I was lucky enough to meet Jami and Krista, a lovely same-sex couple who have since become parents and celebrities (but not in a good way).

Blog Dec, 22, 2014
From The Pulpit: The Names We Must Speak In Church

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of preaching at my home congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. As it was the first Sunday in Advent, I knew that my topic would have something to do with looking to what the Biblical text said about the return of Jesus to inform us about waiting for His birth.

Blog Oct, 29, 2014
Michigan Pastor Opposes Discrimination Against LGBT People

I know a fair amount about religion and discrimination. And I know they shouldn’t mix.

I’m supporting updating Michigan’s landmark Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals—because discrimination is wrong, and religious beliefs shouldn’t foster discrimination.