Faith in America Makes History With Volunteers and Message About Saving Kids to Southern Baptist Convention
Phoenix, AZ - June 13, 2017 -- Today, Faith in America has organized medical professionals, clergy, and a coalition of volunteers in Phoenix in an unprecedented effort to focus the nation's largest protestant denomination on what they must be doing to not harm and, instead, protect America's teens and kids who are LGBT.
Faith In America Billboards Highlighting Impact on Kids from Religious Condemnation Surround Southern Baptist Convention
PHOENIX - June 12, 2017 --Faith in America unveiled its campaign of digital and truck billboards that will surround the Southern Baptists Convention this week, highlighting the impact of religious condemnation on LGBT Kids. The two key messages of the billboards center around the fact that LGBT kids in condemning households are 8x more likely to try to kill themselves, and that 40% of all homeless teens are LGBT.
Faith In America Announces Coalition Partner Organizations Joining Save-yOur-Kid Campaign at Southern Baptist Meeting
Phoenix, AZ - June 11, 2017 --Today, Faith in America announces the coalition partners joining together to engage non-affirming religious denominations around solutions to the harm religious disapproval cause to LGBT children. The coalition groups will add their direct experience working with and supporting LGBT children who have been forced out of their homes onto the streets and who are at greatest risk of trafficking and suicide.
Faith In America Announces Clergy Traveling to Phoenix to Speak for LGBT Youth During Southern Baptist Meeting
Washington, D.C. - June 7, 2017 --Today, Faith in America announces details regarding clergy participating in the unprecedented effort to focus the nation's largest protestant denomination on what they must be doing to not harm and, instead, protect America's teens and kids who are LGBT.
Chicago - The first openly non-binary trans person was commissioned as a deacon in The United Methodist Church (The UMC) on Sunday, June 4th in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference. Rev. M Barclay, who uses singular they pronouns, is appointed by Bishop Sally Dyck to serve as a deacon at Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). RMN advocates for the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in The UMC.