From Planet Out news…

Members of the largest church in the Pittsburgh Presbyterian district have voted to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) for a more biblically conservative denomination.

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More than two dozen of the nearly 11,000 congregations in the Presbyterian Church (USA) have voted to leave the national church since the denomination’s national assembly in 2006.

Delegates at the gathering granted new leeway in some cases to sidestep a church requirement that clergy and lay officers limit sex to man-woman marriage.

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It always amazes me that one of the Anglican arguments against inclusion has been that “if this were revelation that other denominations would be facing the same issues and struggles.”

Hmmm.  Funny how we don’t hear that one much anymore.

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From Planet Out News comes this quote by Al Gore:

“I think it’s wrong for the government to discriminate against people because of that person’s sexual orientation. I think that gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women — to make contracts, to have hospital visiting rights, to join together in marriage, and I don’t understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage to allow it by gays and lesbians. Shouldn’t we be promoting the kind of faithfulness and loyalty to one’s partner regardless of sexual orientation?”

Read the whole thing here.

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Surprise: Bush Lied!

January 23, 2008

From the AP:

WASHINGTON – A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Read the whole story here.

The tragedy is this doesn’t even seem to be headline news, much less cause for an impeachment investigation.

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Can you hear me now?

January 21, 2008

From Soulforce, some relevant quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“One day our society will come to respect the sanitation worker if it is to survive, for the person who picks up our garbage is in the final analysis as significant as the physician, for if he doesn’t do his job, diseases are rampant. All labor has dignity.”2

“I have taken a position against the administration’s policy. I would hope the president means what he says when he says that there should always be room for dissent. We come to a tragic period in our nation when we equate dissent with disloyalty. I believe firmly that it is necessary to have these moments of dissent in order to challenge something that may be leading the whole nation down the wrong path.”3

“And I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.”4

“I haven’t only urged Negroes not to fight. I feel that the war is so unjust, so abominable, so futile and bloody and costly that nobody should be fighting there. I haven’t limited my concern to just the American Negro although I know we are dying in disproportionate numbers there and we are on the losing end both there and at home. Because as long as the war in Vietnam continues social programs will inevitably suffer here at home.”5

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