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Oklahoma State University Diversity Coordinator Lawrence Ware Writes Op-Ed In ‘New York Times’ on Why He Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

The first time I was called a nigger to my face was by a fellow camper at a Southern Baptist Convention retreat near Oklahoma City. I was 13, and it was 1995. Devastated, I complained to a counselor who suggested I pray for the ability to turn the other cheek.

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Alveda King’s ‘Dream and Prayer’ for America On the 4th of July

by Alveda King July 4, 1776 was a great day in American history; Independence Day! So historically July 4th is a day that is celebrated yearly with family get-togethers, cookouts, parades, watermelon, and fireworks. It was a great day but not for all!  (more…)

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Here We Go: Obama’s Former Spiritual Adviser, Pastor Joel Hunter, Hosts ‘Heretical’ Event At his Florida Megachurch Promoting the Pro-Homosexual Agenda

Northland, A Church Distributed and Pastor Joel Hunter recently hosted a pro-LGBT event, "Elevating the Dialogue on LGBTQ Inclusion and Understanding in the Church," with the overt message to "affirm" LGBTQ in and around Orlando. The pastor of Joy Metropolitan Church, who is in a same-sex relationship, and the founding

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Second Confederate Monument Taken Down in New Orleans Amid Protests

The second of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans was removed overnight in an operation to take down what some believe are symbols of racism—but not without a fight. Protests followed the removal of the statue, which saluted Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Those who argue the monuments honor Southern heritage—as

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God’s Feminist Ideals of Justice and the Full Humanity of Women

Gloria Steinem famously said a feminist is “anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Is God then a feminist by her definition? If feminism in its purest sense is the quest for justice and equal rights for women, then, yes, God was the first feminist.

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Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Christian Florist Who Refused to Provide Flowers for Homosexual Wedding

The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s anti-discrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs. (more…)

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Rep. John Lewis on Donald Trump: ‘It’s Almost Impossible For Me to Work with him’

U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ comment that he doesn’t see President-elect Donald Trump as a “legitimate president” was just one of many uncharacteristically pessimistic things the Atlanta Democrat had to say about the state of politics on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today. (more…)

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WATCH: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Interviewed By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar For ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ on Race, Family and ‘Fences’ In the Trump Era

The actors sit with the NBA legend and cultural commentator to discuss adapting August Wilson's classic — the suddenly urgent 'King Lear' of African-American plays — "to inspire Americans to dismantle this tyrannical cycle." (more…)

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At International Emmy Awards, Shonda Rhimes Stresses the Importance of Diverse TV In Trump Era: “My Pen Has Power”

Shonda Rhimes stressed the importance of television as a global platform — even more so now than ever before — during the International Emmy Awards on Monday night. (more…)

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The Next Iteration of the Black Church: Why Black Pastoral Leadership Matters

The Church needs Black pastoral leadership. (more…)

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Zales Attempts to Normalize Sin By Featuring Same-Sex Couples In New Commercials

Zales Jewelers should be ashamed of attempting to normalize sin by featuring two women getting married in its latest commercial, which shows two women in wedding gowns exchanging vows and wedding bands. Zales is promoting same-sex marriage and their new "Love and Pride" Collection. The "Love and Pride" wedding band

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