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A Southern Pastor: Arkansas Clergy Members Speak Out In Support Of Dreamers

A Southern Pastor: Arkansas Clergy Members Speak Out In Support Of Dreamers

A group of Clergy members in Arkansas held a press conference in Little Rock on December 18 to announce a statement of unity aimed at supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The following are the remarks I made at the event. My name is Melanie Tubbs. I am a Licensed Local Pastor in the […]

A Southern Pastor: I Am Not Political

A Southern Pastor: I Am Not Political

Religious leaders find ourselves in a unique situation in this country today. As people who have been divinely called to preach the gospel, we have to carefully guard our words so that we don’t become a divisive political element in our communities. Here is the problem with that: 1. I am supposed to stand up […]

Sex Crime Loophole Protects Catholic Church, Endangers Sexual Abuse Victims (VIDEO)

Sex Crime Loophole Protects Catholic Church, Endangers Sexual Abuse Victims (VIDEO)

In 2008, a 14-year-old girl found out that the Catholic Church cared more about its priests that it cared about her. After months of sexual abuse by a fellow member of the Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, the young girl went to her priest to confess her situation. Her situation, by the way, being […]

Republicans Claim To Be The Christians’ Party But Church Leaders Tend To Support Hillary (VIDEO)

Republicans Claim To Be The Christians’ Party But Church Leaders Tend To Support Hillary (VIDEO)

Much of politics is marketing. Creating a political atmosphere where people can instantly identify a party based on individual issues. For Democrats, their past decade of work has helped them become the voice for minorities, LGBT members, women, labor rights, and immigrants. While Democrats have dominated these particular sectors of society, Republicans have clung to white […]

A Southern Pastor: Join The Revolution

A Southern Pastor: Join The Revolution

I am a pastor. As a member of the clergy I have a calling to bring love and peace to every situation. My life is dedicated to bringing people to a place of community and shared holiness, in sacred communion with God, and in Christian fellowship with one another. My job is not to take […]

LGBT Protests And Prayers At Divided Methodist Church Conference

LGBT Protests And Prayers At Divided Methodist Church Conference

The grumbles grew so loud, Bishop Bruce Ough, who is presiding over the United Methodist Church General Conference, was forced to issue a public statement concerning the potential splitting of one of the largest protestant denominations in the U.S. The General Conference, a 10-day meeting held every four years, is where the church decides which rules […]

Clergy Take A Stand On Climate Change And Evolution

Clergy Take A Stand On Climate Change And Evolution

Clergy Take A Stand On Climate Change And Evolution Introduction A number of conservative creationist organizations wish the public to perceive?that there is a great schism between the world of science and religion. Though?there is a divide?between religious fundamentalism and some science, most believers,?perhaps?unconsciously,?tend to compartmentalize their faith and ignore any potential conflicts with science.?Fundamentalist […]