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Tag Archives: Gender & Sexuality

Christian author goes undercover to understand homosexuality

Timothy Kurek used to think being gay was the ultimate sin. Raised in Tennessee, he attended a Southern Baptist church, was home schooled most of his childhood and went to a private Christian school where his fellow church members were teachers or administrators. He was taught that gay was like the scarlet “S” — the sin of all sins.

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Rally for Love

Member’s of Spokane’s progressive faith community gathered outside Double Tree Hotel on Tuesday to show their support for Referendum 74

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Clergy, lay people counter Santorum visit with Rally for Love demonstration

Member’s of Spokane’s progressive faith community gathered outside Double Tree Hotel on Tuesday to show their support for Referendum 74, while Rick Santorum spoke against gay marriage at a ticketed lunch inside.

About 15 clergy and 40 lay people came together to demonstrate, through Rally For Love, that not all people of faith agree with Santorum’s views on family and marriage.

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Spokane area clergy show support for Referendum 74

On Tuesday, while Rick Santorum speaks to Referendum 74 opponents at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane, area clergy will be outside demonstrating their support for the legislation.

"We want the Spokane community to be very clear that there are people of faith in this city that are not afraid to be welcoming and inclusive and encouraging with all of God's children, and that’s a really important and loud message that we want to be heard tomorrow," said The Rev. Paul Rodkey of Bethany Presbyterian Church.

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Spokane leaders discuss gay marriage

This week Rotary Club 21 in downtown Spokane hosted a “leadership dialogue” featuring Bishop Blase Cupich, of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane and Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder. The topic was referendum 74 dealing with marriage equality.

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