Black minister gives spirited defense of marriage equality

By: Friday June 8, 2012 8:03 pm

From Think Progress, something simply awesome: Pastor Frederick Haynes of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas gave a powerful sermon in support of President Obama’s recent endorsement of marriage equality. Haynes notes that during his oath of office, Obama vowed to uphold the constitution, not the Bible. During his sermon, which criticized both fellow pastors [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Black ministers follow Obama

By: Wednesday May 16, 2012 8:00 pm

African-American ministers have come out for, and against, Obama’s stance on marriage equality. LGBTQ activists of African descent have pondered what would be the catalyst to rally those African-American Christian ministers to support same-sex marriage and engage the black community in a nationwide discussion. Last week the answer arrived in President Barack Obama’s support of [...]

MLK Day Reflection for LGBTQ Justice in the Black Church

By: Monday January 16, 2012 7:00 am

Today is MLK Day. I am proud to count myself among the many people working for social justice today who stand on the shoulders of Martin Luther King, Jr. Too many people think King’s statements regarding justice are only about race and the African-American community – thus excluding the LGBTQ community. But King said that, [...]

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