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Ammon Ripple: “Be Yourself. Change the World”

Ammon Ripple: “Be Yourself. Change the World”

Take a listen to this sermon by Ammon Ripple, faith director of Equality Pennsylvania and vice president of the Open and Affirming Coalition. Ammon, who’s on the front lines of the campaign for LGBT equal rights in Pennsylvania, inspires us to “be yourself: change the…

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Why the Coalition changed its name

Why the Coalition changed its name

At its annual retreat last week, the Coalition’s Leadership Team voted to change our name from “UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns” to “Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ.” The transition to the new name will be completed before General Synod in…

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How a Mormon family was transformed by their gay son

Family is at the center of the Mormon faith. So when a child’s sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to church teachings, the result is a crisis of faith. In this trailer, a Mormon family in California choose love as the essence of…

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Jay Bakker: ‘Not All Christians Are Like That’

Jay Bakker is pastor of Revolution Church in New York City, the son of televangelist Jim Bakker, and an outspoken defender of LGBT inclusion in the church. He posted this video for the “Not All Like That” (NALT) Christians Project—a video platform for LGBT Christians…

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Real Widows of Palestine: model for the church

Real Widows of Palestine: model for the church

Sermon Andy Lang Executive Director, UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns St. Paul’s UCC Warren, MI Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 Luke 18:1-8 (The Message) Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. He said, “There was…

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