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News Mar, 23, 2016
Christians Oppose HB 2 In North Carolina
Christians Demand Veto Of North Carolina's HB 2

James Rowe
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Christians Demand Veto Of North Carolina's HB 2
LGBTQ-Affirming Christians Support LGBTQ People In North Carolina   

Blog Jun, 16, 2015
Two Stains On Our Nation As Anti-LGBT Bills Pass In Michigan & North Carolina

As the country awaits a decision from the Supreme Court on marriage equality, anti-LGBT forces who want to use religion to allow discrimination have pushed bills through in Michigan and North Carolina.

Blog Jun, 08, 2015
Proposed North Carolina Law Is An Affront To Religious Liberty

On Monday the North Carolina Senate voted to override Governor McCrory's veto of SB2, a bill that would authorize government officials across the state to refuse to perform marriages or even issue marriage licenses when they have a religious objection.

Blog Feb, 17, 2015
When I Spoke Out, Support Poured Out

When I first joined the Many Voices Video campaign, I wrote a reflection on the importance of having the conversation around lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) acceptance in the Black Church—even when we’re not sure how.

Blog Feb, 09, 2015
Leading By Example

It took me a while to get here.

Not to the point of LGBT acceptance but to the point of not worrying about what other folks may think of me as the pastor of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory, North Carolina.

I never had a problem affirming LGBT people.

Blog Jan, 30, 2015
Having The Conversation—Even When You’re Not Sure How

As a minister of God, it's important for me to be as inclusive as possible. That is why, when Many Voices asked me to be a part of their video campaign, I didn’t hesitate.

Blog Jan, 23, 2015
Reflecting God & Rethinking Scripture

Every human being reflects a part of God. God’s divinity is impressed upon our being, regardless of our race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or ability and that invests us all with value.

News Jun, 05, 2014
AWAB Joins Federal Lawsuit Challenging North Carolina's Marriage Laws

The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB) joined the General Synod of the United Church of Christ vs.

Blog May, 13, 2014
Is Religious Freedom For Everyone?

Tony Perkins (above), president of the Family Research Council and frequently-booked anti-LGBT extremist pundit, recently announced that unless you are an orthodox Christian, then you are not entitled to religious freedom.

Blog May, 05, 2014
The Freedom To Say "I Do"

I was delighted when I heard the news that the United Church of Christ (UCC) had brought a landmark lawsuit against the State of North Carolina to hopefully overturn Amendment One.