(RNS) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, the openly gay black activist, a Quaker, advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington.
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(RNS) I suspect I am not the only one who does not believe that my gay friends are vile sinners or that my traditional religious friends are retrograde bigots.
(RNS) Two days after Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire inside of an historic black church in a city with deep black historical roots, the country is poised Friday (June 19) to celebrate black empowerment and freedom from slavery.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) “There is a possibility that on gay rights and marriage equality, God is speaking more through the judiciary than God is speaking through the United Methodist Church,” he says.
(RNS) The pattern is clear: Whenever established power brokers have felt threatened in America’s history, they have responded by stirring up sexual fears.
(RNS) “We didn’t know what would happen when we reached the capitol. We were singing the civil rights song, ‘I Am Not Afraid,’ but, yes, I was afraid.”
(RNS) A Baptist deacon, a minister, a Unitarian laywoman and an Episcopal seminarian sacrificed their lives in connection with the Alabama voting rights protests.
(RNS) Images of that day 50 years ago, when law enforcement officers beat back peaceful civil rights marchers trying to cross Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, provided the catalyst for passage of the Voting Rights Act.
(RNS) One gets the sense that the Rev. Malcolm Boyd and many others like him were a little too religious for the liberals, and too liberal for the religious.