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Tuesday Thoughts: Press Release

Tuesday Thoughts: Press Release

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Hi all! I'm taking a point of personal privilege to release a press release. Thank you for allowing me this privilege! Contacts:       Rev. Terri Jane Stewart.         revterrijane@outlook.com Rev. Katie M Ladd.                 katie@thewellqueenanne.org.     PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW GLOBAL ONLINE METHODIST WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY FOR AND BY LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE AND THEIR ALLIES Who:  Manna: Online Worship For All Methodists WHAT:  Methodist LGBTQIA+ clergy and laity are offering a new worshipping community that launches its first worship service for LGBTQIA+ people and their allies WHEN:  June 9, 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST HOW:  Information about the inaugural worship and community can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Methodi
EO! EO! Ewww!

EO! EO! Ewww!

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Just when I think that maybe the Nation has finally laid to rest religious fundamentalists’ objections to equal treatment of sexual-orientation minorities and trans people – “trans” is not a sexual orientation, of course – the issue rears its ugly head again, and I feel like someone has abducted me, placed me into Mr. Peabody’s Way-Back Machine, and zorched me ten or so years into the past when the issue was still being debated and adjudicated. Such was my reaction to Politico’s and USA Today's recent story about Trump’s intent to sign an executive order (EO) mandating a respect for “sincerely held religious convictions” vis a vis … well … what …. exactly … ? … which is precisely the issue. Given that Vice President Pence was once governor of Indiana, where he advocated a State-level re
Daily Practice for June 14, 2016

Daily Practice for June 14, 2016

Word: There is still much pain and more to be said about the Orlando massacre. Most interesting (irritating?), I am seeing church leaders in my tradition step-up in support of the LGBTQ community. I categorize it as irritating because at General Conference, when they had a chance to lead and insert a statement that says, "Bullying among the LGBTQ youth is anathema." The Georgia Annual Conference meeting repeated the same thing. Removed specific language about bullying LGBTQ youth. They could not stomach the fact that we were focusing on LGBTQ youth and removed the statement. They would not recognize: 82% of LGBT youth had problems during the previous year with bullying about sexual orientation. 64% felt unsafe at school due to sexual orientation. 44% felt unsafe at school due t