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Posted: June 24, 2012 by Ty in Current Events, Musings
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Originally, Jesus’ most important commandment wasn’t to love God with all one’s heart or with all one’s soul. God was a warrior, not a shepherd. Men and women were supposed to be equal. And as with many other people, Adam‘s lifespan was symbolic.
Vatican Urges AIDS Cure And Universal Drugs Access, Sidesteps Condoms
Gay Mormons Marrying Women
Separating Fact From Fiction In Vatican Leaks Case
Filmaker Who Used To Support Mosque Has Joined The Anti-Islam Movement
LGBT Religious Leaders On The Spirituality Of Marriage
BLOG POSTS
David Lose: Do Christian Denominations Have a Future?
Despite my obvious denominational loyalty I’m not sure Christian denominations have a future — or whether they even should. Here are five reasons that I not only suspect the day of denominations has passed.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: Religious People Celebrate LGBT Pride
At the heart of most Pride parades in America, you will see religious congregations marching. Unfortunately, like many of my sisters and brothers who identify as both LGBT and religious, I find that sometimes I am asked to choose between my identities.
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.: Saying ‘Vagina’ in the Pulpit
In the aftermath of the silencing of Rep. Brown, I confess that I took some delight in the many tweeple who took to the twitterverse to speculate on what if any euphemistic term would have been acceptable in lieu of the medically appropriate anatomical term, vagina.
Fahad Faruqui: Connecting Islam and International Law to Help Refugees
In recent years, Muslim countries especially have seen a huge growth in refugees. In this context, it is especially important to understand the Islamic principles relevant to refugees and the connection to international law.
Richard Giannone: Pride and HIV/AIDS: The Spiritual Goodness Within
At Mass one witnessed the spectrum of AIDS from halting gait and blemishes to emaciation. HIV was making people realize that the tenacity of love of life flourished in these wasting men.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
At the heart of most Pride parades in America, you will see religious congregations marching. Jews, Christians, Pagans, Buddhists, and others share in the spirit of the original Stonewall uprising of ’69 by proclaiming that they have a right to be who they really are meant to be, which, in our case, is both LGBT and religious. Unfortunately, like many of my sisters and brothers who identify as both LGBT and religious, I find that sometimes I am asked to choose between my identities.
Vatican Gets Fox Media Adviser
Five Bible Images You Probably Misunderstand
Gay Mormons Marrying Women
Separating Fact From Fiction In Vatican Leaks Case
Filmaker Who Used To Support Mosque Has Joined The Anti-Islam Movement
BLOG POSTS
Emilie Townes: Gay Marriage and Religion: What Marriage Means to Me
We are both clear that we do not to conform to the standard text of marriage, but we want to find ways to breath new air and life into what it means to be married not only by the state, but even more so in the eyes of the Holy Spirit.
Rabbi Andrea Myers: Religion and Gay Marriage: Unpacking the Ketubah
Marriage is not about what you feel but what you do about that feeling. That is why our ketubah ends b’emunah, in faithfulness, with the assertion that it is more than just words.
Rt. Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool: Marriage Equality Through A Sacramental Lens
The life of the very Church that I love will be so enriched once it finds a way to publically, respectfully, and intentionally recognize God’s grace poured into the lives of gay and lesbian couples.
Dr. Joel Hoffman: Five Bible Images You Probably Misunderstand
Flawed translations conceal biblical messages from modern readers by failing to convey the significance of images and metaphors. Here’s what goes wrong.
David Lose: Do Christian Denominations Have a Future?
Despite my obvious denominational loyalty I’m not sure Christian denominations have a future — or whether they even should. Here are five reasons that I not only suspect the day of denominations has passed.

 

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  1. Sugel says:

    – require that a civil ceremony take place before any religious one. In some countries – notably the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland , Norway and Spain – both ceremonies can be held together; the officiant at the religious and civil ceremony also serving as agent of the state to perform the civil ceremony. To avoid any implication that the state is “recognizing” a religious marriage (which is prohibited in some countries) – the “civil” ceremony is said to be taking place at the same time as the religious ceremony. Often this involves simply signing a register during the religious ceremony. If the civil element of the religious ceremony is omitted, the marriage is not recognized by government under the law.

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