Marking 50 years of inclusiveness

Posted on 14 Jul 2011 at 5:12pm

‘DOING EQUALITY’ | Inclusiveness has been a tenant of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff for all of its 50 years. Church members, from left, Kelley O’Conan, Kimberlyn Crowe, the Rev. Mark Walz, Michael Cipollo and the Rev. Marcia Shannon stand in front of a banner in the UUCOC sanctuary that reads “Marriage is […]

Unitarian Church forms Outreach Denton

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 at 9:28pm

Rev. Pam Wat Programs and meeting space will be made available for LGBT youth, seniors and other groups DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When a teen at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship came out, the Rev. Pam Wat knew just what to do — hook her up with her high school’s gay/straight alliance. Problem was, […]

Midway Hills hosts forum on intolerance

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 at 1:04pm

The Rev. Terry Zimmerman Speakers focus on the impact of prejudice on the LGBT community DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer The more that members of Midway Hills Christian Church talked about bullying, the more they realized how frequently the issue of religious intolerance came up, usually as the root of bullying. “We saw it […]

Texans of faith storm Capitol for human rights

Posted on 22 May 2011 at 10:28am

From Staff Reports The largest delegation of fair-minded Texas faith leaders since the conception of the LGBT equality movement is on its way to the nation’s capital to participate in the third Human Rights Campaign’s Clergy Call for Justice and Equality, today through Tuesday. Twenty-two clergy, theologians, and seminarians from across the Lone Star State […]

‘A roomful of silent witnesses’

Posted on 19 May 2011 at 5:00pm

NO LONGER SILENT | The Rev. Steve Sprinkle, assistant professor at Fort Worth’s Texas Christian University, donated his stole to the Shower of Stoles project in 2001. He added the line of bells along the bottom so that he would never again be silent about his sexual orientation. Collection of stoles from LGBT clergy on […]

Holiday Service Schedule

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 4:56pm

As Christians celebrate Easter and the Holy Week leading up to it, and Jewish people celebrate Passover, Dallas Voice has compiled a list of Passover and Easter services offered by LGBT congregations in the Metroplex. PASSOVER • Congregation Beth El Binah 2701 Reagan Street April 19 — Passover seder, at 7 p.m.; $35 members/$50 non-members […]

Dignity Dallas calls results of study encouraging

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 4:46pm

Research shows Catholics are more accepting of the LGBT community than the general population DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer In March, the Public Religion Research Institute released a comprehensive study on the attitude of Catholics on rights for gays and lesbians, and the results were clear: American Catholics are more supportive of civil rights […]

Awakening Heart offers meditation series

Posted on 17 Mar 2011 at 6:55pm

Brother ChiSing Brother ChiSing says Buddhist meditation techniques can help all faiths on spiritual journeys DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Brother ChiSing from Awakening Heart will facilitate music, meditation, movement, message and more at the Interfaith Peace Chapel on Mondays through Lent. “Lent is a period of finding yourself,” said Brian Parman of Cathedral […]

Beth El Binah prepares for Purim celebration

Posted on 17 Mar 2011 at 6:48pm

PURIM SPIEL  |  Members of Congregation Beth El Binah dress as their favorite characters from the Book of Esther for a Purim celebration. Gayest of Jewish holidays combines Christmas and Halloween in retelling the story of Queen Esther DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer The Jewish holiday Purim, which celebrates Queen Esther saving the Jews in Persia, […]

Megachurch wants choir to sign anti-gay covenant

Posted on 17 Mar 2011 at 12:24pm

Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Several choir members at Orange County’s Crystal Cathedral say they’re upset over a document they’ve been asked to sign that takes a strong stand against homosexuality. The “Crystal Cathedral Worship Choir and Worship Team Covenant” recently handed out to members states that they should commit to being Christians by […]