LGBTQ Politics

US appeals court rules bans on therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction unconstitutional

"In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit declared unconstitutional two ordinances banning sexual orientation change efforts therapy — which is often derisively called 'conversion therapy' — in the city of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Florida." - CPost

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United Methodist’s 2021 General Conference Could Split the Denomination—It May Also Have to Be Virtual

"The stakes are high. The coming General Conference faces multiple proposals to resolve longtime debate over homosexuality by splitting the denomination along theological lines." - C.Leaders

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Churches leave Mennonite denomination over theology, LGBT stance

"Pastor Brent Kipfer of Maple View Mennonite Church in Wellesley told the magazine that his church began a discernment process after members of the evangelical congregation noticed a 'more widely varying theological diversity within MC Eastern Canada and MC Canada.'" - CPost

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United Methodists would've met this week to consider a split. What are they doing instead?

"Many U.S. United Methodist leaders see the delay as a blessing, allowing more time and cooler heads to consider a split. But some have also expressed concern over continuing harm to many in the denomination eager to move on after decades of debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians in the church." - RNS

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Unlikely NYC Ally Offers Vigorous Defense of Samaritan’s Purse

"The 53-year-old Tilson, a retired hedge fund manager by trade who now pens a newsletter on investment, told RNS he finds Samaritan’s Purse to be an 'incredibly impressive organization … delivering world-class critical care to my fellow New Yorkers stricken with COVID-19.'" - FaithWire

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LGBTQ Opposition to Samaritan’s Purse Central Park field hospital grows

April 14,  "a group of LGBTQ activists stood several yards away from the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital on the East Meadow lawn and blasted city and state officials and Mount Sinai Hospital for partnering with the evangelical humanitarian relief organization treating overflow patients suffering from the coronavirus." - RNS

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The Empirical Case against “Conversion-Therapy” Bans

"Currently a bill to ban 'conversion therapy' is being considered in the Canadian Senate (Bill C-8), as well as in multiple states in the US. Unfortunately, in most cases there is tremendous ambiguity about which practices and services are being prohibited....Sadly, few politicians have read the primary research, and the prevailing narrative in the mass media is that it is social “justice” to ban conversion therapy." - The Public Discourse

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