Archive for June, 2011

Coalition Of Gay Groups Demands Apology From Southern Baptists Convention

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

A coalition of LGBT groups including GetEQUAL and Truth Wins Out is demanding an apology from the Southern Baptists Convention. Q Notes has the press release: “We call on the Southern Baptist Convention to stop misusing the Bible to promote religion-based bigotry and start recognizing the enormous pain and suffering caused by its mistreatment of LGBT people, particularly  Read More »

Gays call on Southern Baptists to apologize for harmful teachings

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

A coalition of LGBT advocacy groups are calling out the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to apologize for the harm its teachings are causing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. “We call on the Southern Baptist Convention to stop misusing the Bible to promote religion-based bigotry and start recognizing the enormous pain and suffering  Read More »

Groups call on SBC to apologize for treatment of gays

Friday, June 10th, 2011

By Bob Allen Thursday, June 09, 2011 PHOENIX (ABP) – Six groups are joining to call on the Southern Baptist Convention to apologize for its treatment of gays. A new coalition announced plans June 8 to hand deliver a petition at next week’s SBC annual meeting in Phoenix asking the nation’s second-largest faith group to  Read More »

Coalition Launches Petition Demands Apology From Southern Baptist Convention Its Mistreatment of LGBT Persons

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2011 Contact: Robin McGehee, robin@getequal.org, 559-287-9670 Coalition Launches Petition Demands Apology From Southern Baptist Convention Its Mistreatment of LGBT Persons Petition to be Hand-Delivered at SBC’s Annual Meeting in Phoenix PHOENIX, AZ – A new coalition announced that it was starting a petition today on the GetEQUAL website (www.getequal.org), calling on the  Read More »

Get Equal N.C. holds rally near legislative building

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

RALEIGH — Deliberations in the state House were interrupted for the second time in less than two weeks after a rally near the legislative building. Three members of Get Equal North Carolina walked onto the House floor shouting “Liberty and Justice for All”. Officers them with disorderly conduct, one is former U.S. Sen. hopeful Jim Neal.  Read More »

Get Equal Activists Arrested in North Carolina

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Three activists were arrested Thursday in Raleigh during a protest against a proposal to amend the North Carolina constitution to ban same-sex marriages and other unions. Three people including Jim Neal, a gay former candidate for the U.S. Senate, were arrested Thursday afternoon in Raleigh at a protest against a constitutional amendment that would ban  Read More »

GetEQUAL NC activists, former U.S. Sen. candidate Jim Neal arrested at NC General Assembly

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

What a day! A nice rally on Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh against the bills that would enshrine bigotry into the NC Constitution in front of the North Carolina General Assembly turned into kick-ass direct action. First, I’ll give you the straight-up press release from GetEqual, and then give you my account. Following GetEQUAL NC’s  Read More »

Former Senate Candidate Jim Neal and Two Others Arrested for Gay Rights Protest at NC Legislature

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Following a “Rally for Equality” of about 200 people outside the North Carolina legislature this afternoon, three protesters were arrested after bursting into the House chamber and chanting while it was in session, the News Observer reports: Arrested on charges of disorderly conduct were James Weatherly Neal, Angel Chandler and Mary Beth Counce. Neal, a Chapel Hill  Read More »

Gay rights proponents arrested in state House

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — Some proponents of gay rights were arrested Thursday after running out on the state House floor shouting “liberty and justice for all” while the chamber was in session. The three protesters were with the North Carolina chapter of Get Equal, a political action group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, that opposes  Read More »