Former transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay men and women, including an Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting survivor, will be gathering in the nation's capital for a worship event next weekend to proclaim how Jesus Christ liberated them.
Church members at First United Methodist Church of Louisville, Mississippi have overwhelmingly voted to withdraw the congregation's membership from the UMC denomination, citing a number of issues including homosexuality and abortion as the reasons.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- In light of newly released statistics reporting a rise in hate crimes, leaders of the Interfaith Alliance have sent a letter to U.S. senators asking for passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Sacramento, CA - The California Department of Education's Tax Force has finalized twelve pro-homosexual recommended mandates for public schools to follow. These recommended mandates include:
* Integrating pro-homosexual viewpoints throughout all public school curriculum
* Requiring the personal questioning of children regarding homosexuality and transsexuals
* Using taxpayer dollars to establish "gay/straight alliances" on campuses
* Establish a response system whose purpose will be to "provide rehabilitation to perpetrators" of discrimination against homosexuals and transsexuals
(AgapePress) - A Michigan public school may be facing a lawsuit for allowing a student homosexual organization to meet.
A Lansing attorney says the Jackson Public Schools may be violating the state constitution by allowing students to form a homosexual organization. Attorney David Kallman says the state constitution requires school districts to protect the health and welfare of their students, and he says a homosexual organization could be in conflict with that directive.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Concerned parents and homosexual activists are squaring off in Oregon in what appears to be the next major battle over the teaching of homosexuality in public schools.
Washington, DC â€“ Traditional Values Coalition Executive Director Andrea Lafferty is calling upon President Bush and Congress to force the Centers for Disease Control to stop funding sexually explicit workshops for homosexuals under the guise of fighting the AIDS epidemic. Tax dollars should be spent on fighting bioterrorism.
Every now and then, a little bit of justice sneaks up on the culture at a time when you least expect it. Case in point; A short time ago, 16 year-old Elliot Chambers borrowed and then wore to school, his sister's "straight pride" sweatshirt. Elliot has a similar tee shirt of his own with the same in your face, not too subtle, pro-traditional family message.
HAPEVILLE, Ga. (BP)--An attempt to expel from the Atlanta Baptist Association two churches that affirm homosexuality came up short after messengers to the 93rd annual meeting of the association failed to reach a two-thirds majority.
Topless muses, nude dancers, and masked revelers stumbled home this week following dusk-to-dawn Carnival parades on both sides of the globe. The larger parades, Mardi Gras and Rio Carnival, witnessed above average arrests according to police.
WASHINGTON, DC (AgapePress) - In 1994, the media was full of reports that a "gay gene" had been discovered and there was finally proof that homosexuality was a naturally occurring lifestyle. However, those reports have died out and research has ended, says Boston Herald columnist Don Feder.
(AgapePress) - Some pastors within the United Methodist Church are paying a big price for opposing same-sex unions and other liberal church policies.
WASHINGTON, DC (AgapePress) - The major theme last night at the Republican National Convention seemed to be patriotism and the military, as speakers included an esteemed Gulf War hero and a former Vietnam prisoner of war. But there was only the slightest sign of protest as Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe, an open homosexual, addressed the crowd. Some members of the Texas delegation removed their hats and some were seen praying as Kolbe gave his brief speech.
(AgapePress) - A pro-family attorney says the recent Supreme Court decision in the Boy Scout case could have a trickle-down effect.
A state agency in Connecticut determined last May that the Boy Scouts were in violation of the stateâ€™s discrimination laws. As a result, they were dropped from a list of charities that state workers can support through their payroll deduction plan. The Scouts claim that it is because of their opposition to homosexuality. But a federal judge in Connecticut ruled in favor of the Boy Scouts, ordering that they be put back on the list of charitable organizations.
22 June 2000 (Newsroom) -- Seventeen resolutions concerning gays and lesbians will confront delegates to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) when they gather for a week in Long Beach, California, beginning Saturday.
11 May 2000 (Newsroom) -- Gay rights activists in the United Methodist Church have vowed to launch a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience in protest of three votes Thursday at the church's general conference in Cleveland that maintained strictures against homosexuality.