Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids

“The ‘parent agreement’ asks parents to cooperate in its ‘biblical morality’ policy. Under this policy, parents are to acknowledge the sanctity of marriage as a strictly heterosexual practice. Families who condone, practice or support “sexual immorality, homosexual activity or bi-sexual activity” go against the principles of the school, per the document.…” – via Huffington Post

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Chris Pratt attends an anti-gay church with a history of child molestation and ex-gay therapy

“Pratt attends Hillsong Church, the same church as pop-star Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner. But Hillsong has a history of child sexual abuse and supporting so-called conversion therapy. The megachurch began in Australia and has since spawned outposts across the world, including New York City…” – via Huffington Post

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Missions: Is it Love or Colonization?

“Chau, a young missionary from the United States, was killed on Nov. 17 while illegally attempting to invade the land of the North Sentinel Islanders...After his death, people — including indigenous Christians — flocked to social media to consider what our attitudes toward this situation should be. Were the indigenous peoples protecting themselves or attacking? Was Chau a missionary or a colonizer…” – via Religion News Service

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Romania: Thousands Attend Blessing of Controversial Cathedral

“Tens of thousands of worshippers attended the inauguration on Sunday of a giant new Orthodox cathedral in Bucharest, amid criticism that public funding for the project could be better used to pay for hospitals and schools in one of the EU’s poorest countries.

The event was marred after three people were hospitalized when scuffles broke out between riot police and Orthodox believers…” – via The Guardian

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Troye Sivan Brings On The Heartbreak With ‘Boy Erased’ Song ‘Revelation’

“Troye Sivan plays a ‘gay conversion’ camp attendee in ‘Boy Erased,’ but he didn’t have to abandon his musical sensibilities entirely for the role. The pop singer, whose hits include ‘My My My!’ and ‘Bloom,’ teamed up with Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi for ‘Revelation,’ a new song included on the ‘Boy Erased’ soundtrack.…” – via Huffington Post

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Kentucky clerk who refused to sign same-sex marriage certificates loses re-election bid

“Republican Kim Davis, the Kentucky court clerk who became a conservative Christian heroine for refusing to sign same-sex marriage certificates three years ago, lost her re-election bid Tuesday, according to unofficial results posted by the state board of elections.

Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. appeared to defeat Davis by more than 650 votes in the race for clerk in Rowan County, according to the unofficial results, with all precincts reporting…” – via CNN

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Community, Religious Leaders Say Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting 'Will Not Break Us' At Vigil

“Religious leaders across faiths, elected officials and community members filled a memorial hall late Sunday to honor the victims of a mass shooting a Pittsburgh synagogue one day prior. Through speeches, hymns and prayer, the thousands who gathered at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall sat to remember those who died in the tragedy. Eleven people were killed and six others were injured…” – via Time Magazine

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