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Blog Jun, 22, 2018
Believe Out Loud Flag—Rainbow Flag with Cross at Supreme Court with Sign that says, "It's Not About the Cake"
Deeply Held Religious Cake

When a person begins to unravel the various meanings in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision, recently rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), it becomes quickly obvious that what this ruling means in legal terms and what it means in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ American citizens is incredibly different.

Blog Jun, 05, 2018
Keep it Simple

I believe God empowers each of us to look at the most complicated problems with Divine simplicity. That is the beauty of the dissent written by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Justice Ginsburg lays it out clearly and simply.

Blog Jun, 27, 2017
Meet The Mississippi Baker Who Refuses To Discriminate

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.

Blog Mar, 17, 2017
When Christian Compassion Doesn’t Apply to Transgender People

During the holidays, I noticed a Franciscan Health commercial with the hashtag #FranciscanPeacePrayer. This beautiful prayer, attributed to St. Francis in the 13th century, was repeated during the commercial.

The visuals in the ad showed smiling people helping each other and showing love. 

Blog Apr, 05, 2016
Two Catholic Governors and Two Bishops Oppose LGBT Discrimination

With North Carolina’s passage of a “license to discriminate” law that now jeopardizes LGBT communities’ civil rights in the states, new attention is being afforded to similar legislation across the U.S. 

Blog Feb, 08, 2016
When Religion Puts Our Lives In Peril

Within my Christian upbringing, I attempt at being a spiritual person. I believe that our spirituality and faith is a source of strength and hope. Unfortunately, I have seen religion too oftentimes be a firmly held set of rituals beholden to a literal and legalistic interpretation.

Blog Dec, 08, 2015
Ireland Passes Bill To Protect LGBT Church Workers From Discrimination

Ireland’s lawmakers ended the country’s “Year of Equality” by passing a bill that will ban discrimination by religious institutions against LGBT employees. Gay Star News explained this latest development:

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.

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