Rev. Julie Peeples

Julie Peeples has been the Senior Minister of Congregational UCC since 1991; her previous experience includes campus ministry, and serving as a Chaplain at the International Headquarters for Habitat for Humanity in Americus, GA. She has been a strong advocate for equality and justice issues.   

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Rabbi Eric M. Solomon

Rabbi Eric Solomon shares spiritual leadership of Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh, NC with his wife, Rabbi Jenny Solomon. He serves as the Vice Chair of the City of Raleigh Mayor’s Commission on Compassion and on the national board of Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. You can follow him on Facebook @RabbiEricSolomon.  

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Rev. Kim Priddy

Rev. Kim Priddy serves as the Pastor of Sedgefield Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Rev. Priddy earned a B.S. in Economics from UNC-Greensboro (1989) and a MDiv. from Wake Forest School of Divinity (2014).  Her ministerial experiences have been shaped through her work with many of the most vulnerable in her community.  Rev. Priddy

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Rev. Susan Smith

Assistant Executive Director, Exodus Homes www.exodushomes.org Associate Pastor, Exodus Missionary Outreach Church www.exodusmissionaryoutreachchurch.org Rev. Susan Smith is a civil rights and social justice activist who has been the Assistant Executive Director of Exodus Homes and Associate Pastor of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church since 1997. Rev. Smith has a BA in Human Services from Western Illinois

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The Rev. Rodney S. Sadler, Jr., Ph.D.

Rodney S. Sadler, Jr. is a graduate of Howard University (1989, B.S. Psychology/Philosophy), Howard University School of Divinity (1992, M.Div.), and Duke University (2001, Ph.D. Hebrew Bible and Biblical Archaeology), and has also studied at Hebrew University (1990). An ordained Baptist minister, he is former Assistant Project Director with the Leadership Development Programs of the

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Tyler Clementi Foundation Announces “Million Upstander Movement”

Bold plan is part of “Vision 2020,” a campaign and fundraising effort to significantly expand the impact of the foundation’s work to end all forms of bullying FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2018 CONTACT: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy Team, MMacKenzie@westendstrategy.com, (202) 776-7700 NEW YORK — At its recent Upstander Legacy Celebration, The Tyler Clementi Foundation announced

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Watch this very moving film at the petition “Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is not a sin!”

I believe the time has come to end the harmful teachings by some religious denominations that being gay (LGBT) is a sin, or whatever words they use to demean, call evil, and cause enormous pain to LGBT people, especially our youth. More and more people are changing their minds….from evangelicals to Presbyterians to Catholics to

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Julian Bond will be missed as a leader in LGBT Civil Rights Movement

“Marriage is a civil ceremony that apportions some rights and responsibilities to both parties. I ought not be denied that simply because of someone else’s religious bigotry. If for some reason you don’t want me to marry in your church, that’s okay, it’s your church. But don’t bring your religious bigotry into city hall.” Julian

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N.C. ‘Christian leader’ compares LGBT individuals to excrement

Welcome to the “Christian” group lobbying for N.C.’s bigotry-filled RFRA measure Tuesday, April 6, 2015 Faith In America News Release In a 2008 article posted at the socially conservative web site, RenewAmerica, Rev. Mark Creech said that putting gay civil rights on the same plane as religious liberty would be like giving fecal matter the same importance as

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When misguided religious teaching gives way to truth

Monday, April 25, 2015 By BRENT CHILDERS Faith In America executive director As the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to hear marriage equality arguments today, we’d like to look beyond today’s formality hearing to that day when the majority of the court decides the matter. For all of our supporters who have been with the

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