Three Faith Groups with Global Reach Add Voices of Support for President Obama’s Affirmation of Marriage for All Couples

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THE FELLOWSHIP OF AFFIRMING MINISTRIES THE GLOBAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCHES PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release: May 14, 2012 Contacts: Ann Craig – MCC Communications Jason O’Neill – MCC Communications Three Faith Groups with Global Reach Add Voices of Support for … Continued

Republican Speaker of the Kansas State House, is praying for President Obama’s Death

You might be surprised to hear that Mike O’Neal, the Republican Speaker of the Kansas State House, is praying for President Obama.

Unfortunately, he’s praying for the president’s death. And he’s exploiting the Bible to do so, circulating an email that quotes Psalm 109: “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.” O’Neal said of the violent Psalm “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president.”1

SIGN THE PETITION: NBJC Calls For Hate Crime Investigation in FAMU Hazing Death

On November 19, 2011, Florida A&M University student Robert Champion Jr. was found unresponsive aboard a band bus after the school’s biggest game of the year. Police ruled the death a homicide from hazing; furthermore, the parents of Mr. Champion, a 26-year-old drum major in the university’s famed marching band, have recently revealed that Mr. Champion was gay. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s largest Black LGBT civil rights organization, is urging the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS) and Civil Rights Division, in addition to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, to launch an immediate investigation into Mr. Champion’s death as a potential anti-gay hate crime.

Global Justice Institute Executive Director Rev. Pat Bumgardner Interview: December 17, 2011

Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Executive Director and Board Chair of the Global Justice Institute, a nonprofit international human rights group, on the Obama administration’s new and unprecedented efforts to address the on-the-ground reality of daily life for oppressed sexual minorities in many parts of the world. She is also Senior Pastor at Metropolitan Community Church of New York.

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