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Faith In America founder receives Interfaith Alliance's President Award

 

 
 




Dear supporter,

This past Sunday, Faith In America Founder Mitchell Gold was recognized for his work by the Interfaith Alliance at its 15th Annual Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom gala in New York City. I hope you will take a few moments to watch this video introduction, listen to the audio clip and forward this email to someone you know who would like to join this groundbreaki
ng and exciting work.

Mitchell's vision for Faith in America in early 2005 was profound but at the same time it contained a very simple premise – the harm caused to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people by misguided religious teaching must end. Such teaching simply can no longer be offered any respectability and neither can those who misuse such teaching as a tool of oppression.

A key component of the organization's effort would be to develop a message that would impact the minds of those people who consciously or unconsciously allow such teaching to prevent them from seeing the harm that has been done – harm that still today is being done in families and communities all across America. Another premise on which the organization's messaging was developed is that it doesn't take a theological degree to get people to understand that harm – a simple history lesson indeed can be very powerful and effective.

Mitchell's "History Lesson" has been one of the most important aspects of Faith In America's effectiveness in terms of communicating to people how misguided religious teaching at times in this country's past has been a corrosive agent working within society. We have encouraged others to put that lesson to work in the hearts and minds of people around them. And we are seeing it used more and more. The article below is just one recent example as it relates to some of the recent marriage equality victories.

The greatest task before us today is getting this message to those who need to hear it the most. One of Faith In America's 2012 projects was to take the effective messaging the organization has developed and put it in a social media format that can be shared with those who need to hear it. I hope you will visit FaithandEquality.org and share this new resource with someone you know who needs to hear it. It may be an LGBT youth yearning to hear the powerful voice of an affirming faith leader or it may be a mother who desparately needs to hear the words of Jane Clementi. Share Rev. Susan Smith's "history lesson."

As Chely Wright mentions in her remarks in the audio link above, recognition dinners and preaching to the choir is not what Faith in America's work is about. It's about creating dialogue with people who have closed their minds and hearts to embracing a person's humanity because they have been taught that is the correct moral response when it comes to the LGBT community or LGBT individuals. It's about creating affirming voices in the life of a young boy or girl who are denied an opportunity to hear such voices.

I know the greatest honor for Mitchell would be if you will help us touch a life or a family in a positive way. Visit FaithandEquality.org, subscribe to the website for updates and share this resource and the updates with those who you know need to change.

Let's not forget as we celebrate progress that there are many families in most every state in which misguided religious treaching is closing hearts and minds – and making life miserable for gay or lesbian youth.


On gay marriage, voters got it right
even if the church gets it wrong

        
By C.S. Pearce
Religion News Service

Last week, citizens in Maine, Maryland and Washington state made history with their votes to legalize same-sex marriage. Minnesotans, too, rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned gay marriage. Since 1998, 32 states have had marriage equality measures on their ballots, and voters have rejected every one of them. The six states that have legalized gay marriage did it through legislation or by court order.

The voters who passed these history-making resolutions on Election Day did so despite significant opposition from Christian churches and institutions that believe their faith requires them to oppose marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Even though an exceptionally strong biblical case can be made in favor of gay civil rights, these groups generally dismiss such arguments because of tradition.

“If this 'new’ interpretation of the Bible is true,” as one young evangelical asked me, “how could Christians have had it wrong all these years?”

That’s actually a pretty easy question to answer. All too often, getting it wrong has also been a Christian tradition.

Throughout the ages, various Christian beliefs have been the basis for institutions and actions that were anything but Christian. The Inquisition and the Crusades come immediately to mind, but more recent history also has its share.

For many centuries, “good” Christians used the Bible as a basis to deny women basic human and civil rights, to imply that handicapped people must have sinned to deserve their disability, and to justify anti-Semitism.

It wasn’t until the late 1700s that Christians began to seriously question the morality of slavery. When the U.S. finally abolished slavery in 1865, many sincere Christians still believed it was a valid state for black people, and found biblical “justifications” to back it up. As a result, some Christian colleges in the South continued to bar people of color from attending through the 1960s and 1970s.

Interracial dating, too, was considered taboo for many years because of certain Bible passages. In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court finally struck down the last of the state laws banning interracial marriage, but it wasn’t until March 2000 that the “biblically faithful” Bob Jones University lifted its ban against interracial dating.


History has shown that harmful beliefs will continue until people begin to question them, even in the church. And the questioning is always controversial at first.

We didn’t begin questioning society’s prejudice against homosexuality until UCLA psychologist Evelyn Hooker first began examining it in the 1950s. In 1957, Hooker’s research concluded that “homosexuals were not inherently abnormal and that there was no difference between homosexual and heterosexual men in terms of pathology.”

There have been many studies since then, and in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association deleted homosexuality from the list of sexual deviances. All major professional psychiatric, medical, psychological and educational organizations have followed suit, based on myriad studies that have confirmed Hooker’s initial findings for gay individuals, and more recently, gay families.Traditions die hard, however, especially in religion. There are only three verses that deal with homosexuality in the New Testament, and many New Testament Greek scholars would argue that those three verses don’t deal with homosexuality as we define it today, but rather with tmple prostitution and other abuses. Unfortunately, because of dated translations, some versions of the Bible imply otherwise.

Furthermore, although Jesus must have been familiar with the various Greco-Roman and Jewish beliefs about homosexuality, he never addressed the subject. But he loved and accepted everyone, especially the oppressed and those whom the religious establishment considered unclean. When he made his statement about a man and a woman becoming one flesh in marriage, he was addressing heartless divorce traditions that excessively penalized women. He wasn’t saying anything about same-sex marriage, which didn’t exist at the time.

An ever-growing number of Christian leaders and laypeople now believe that traditional beliefs about homosexuality are hurting the church, especially its most vulnerable members: young gay people who are convinced that their very essence is sinful. Furthermore, they can no longer support unjust laws that penalize committed gay couples, especially those with children. In fact, a 2011 survey from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that more than half of mainline Protestants and Catholics now favor legalizing same-sex marriage.

As history has shown, when traditional beliefs are clearly causing hurt instead of blessing, it’s worth struggling with the issues involved in order to come out on the other side. If today’s traditionalist Christians thoughtfully and prayerfully examine the evidence, it’s only a matter of time before they unite with the rest of us to join Washington, Maine, Maryland and Minnesota, and come down on the right side of history once again.

(C.S. Pearce is the author of “This We Believe: The Christian Case for Gay Civil Rights,” and the director of media relations for Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Lincoln University.)

 

Interfaith Alliance Newsletter for Spring 2012

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A Note from Welton

WeltonA few weeks ago, my scheduled appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show caused a bit of disturbance. But, it was not what you might think. My youngest grandchild, Jamieson, would not go to bed until he saw me on television. This seven year old was not just interested in seeing one of his grandparents on the tube. I was surprised to learn that he follows Interfaith Alliance’s blogs, website, State of Belief website and more. That makes me smile. The truth is that much of what we are working on every day will impact directly the strength of freedom in the lives of Jamieson and his ten-year-old brother, Reynolds. Often, when I do a media engagement or go to a meeting on Capitol Hill, these two little boys are on my mind and fueling a passion in me that already burns strongly.

We are at a pivotal juncture in our fight to protect faith and freedom. Presently, we are trying to counter a well-funded campaign to change the historic definition of religious freedom. By the end of this year, voters in this nation will make decisions that could forever alter the status of our Constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom. Indeed, the work of Interfaith Alliance has never been more critical.

Please know that we can’t move forward in our work without you. Our dedicated activists and members like you are our strongest asset and greatest source of encouragement and assistance. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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Taking “I Spy…” to a Whole New Level

National CathedralAnd now, your quarterly update on who is demonizing, mischaracterizing, spying on or maligning (both intentionally and unintentionally) the American Muslim community – law enforcement edition. Over the past several months, the FBI has undertaken a large-scale review and overhaul of its training materials related to American Muslims and Islam after Wired magazine uncovered evidence of biased training materials. More recently, the FBI’s intelligence-gathering methods have been questioned after documents were released showing that FBI agents recorded innocuous details about individual American Muslims’ First Amendment-protected religious beliefs and practices and then classified it as “secret,” “positive intelligence” and shared that information with other agencies. It has also come to light, thanks to some truly impressive investigative reporting by the Associated Press, that the New York Police Department has conducted constitutionally-questionable, “secret intelligence operations,” spying on American Muslims throughout the Northeast. And finally, just this month, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on ending racial profiling, paying significant attention to religious profiling, particularly the profiling of American Muslims.

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Countering the Destructive Effects of the Campaign Season on Religious Freedom

War on ReligionIf you followed the presidential primary race that has just drawn to a close, you know how extreme political statements regarding religion have gotten. “Obama’s war on religion.” “The assault on religious liberties.” “The trampling of religious freedom.” And who would have ever thought we would hear a candidate for the presidency of this nation say that the idea of an “absolute separation of church and state” made him want to vomit.

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Another Win in the Fight for Marriage Equality

Same-Gender MarriageSupporters of marriage equality scored a significant victory in February when a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Proposition 8 – a referendum passed by California voters to amend their state constitution to ban same-gender marriage after it was initially made legal by that state’s high court – violated the U.S. Constitution. We are delighted by the panel’s ruling. On the day the ruling was issued, Rev. Gaddy said that the panel not only got the law right, but that its decision also furthers the cause of religious freedom. As he noted, “How the government defines marriage must be rooted in the Constitution – as is this decision … [It] in no way inhibits the right of a church or other house of worship to base its definition on religious doctrine.”

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Balancing Equally Important Priorities: The Debate over Religious Freedom and Contraception

Contraception DebateReproductive health care has always been a divisive political issue, but the recent debate over contraception has created a heated frenzy like we’ve never seen before. In August of 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced guidelines – as part of the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 – that by August of 2012, most employers would be required to provide coverage for a wide range of preventative services for women without their health insurance plans charging a co-pay or deductible. Preventative services that must be covered include mammograms, screenings for diabetes, prenatal care and – to the dismay of many – contraception.

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FAQ From You: Can I set up future donations today?

mailSpring is no doubt a time for wrapping things up from the past – filing tax returns, cleaning out the closets and so on – but it’s also a great time for planning for the future. If you’re one of our many members who appreciate the ease of arranging multiple future donations in one step, then becoming a Torchbearer is the giving option for you!

Our Torchbearers are a special group of our most dedicated supporters who donate on a recurring basis – often each month – and whose support enables Interfaith Alliance to take immediate action when threats to faith and freedom arise.

Here’s how it works: Use our safe and secure online form to join and set the amount of your recurring donation. Your debit or credit card will be automatically charged the same amount on the same day of the month for each month that you have chosen to give – whether monthly, every three months, every six months or annually – ensuring that making and tracking your donations are simple. Your membership will automatically renew each year, and every January, you’ll receive an annual giving acknowledgment that can be used for tax purposes.

It’s that simple. And besides taking advantage of an easy way to give, you’ll receive less mail! No paper is required to donate…and because your membership will automatically renew each year, you won’t receive renewal notices in the mail.

And don’t worry, we understand that situations change, so we make it easy for you to change or cancel your recurring donation at any time…just use the special toll free number that will be provided to reach our Torchbearer Coordinator from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, with questions about your recurring donation or to make changes to your account.

Join hundreds of Torchbearers today and help Interfaith Alliance protect religious freedom at a time when our nation is more divided, politically and ideologically, than ever before. Your activism and support is the backbone of all our important work – and that’s why we make donating as simple as possible. Become a Torchbearer today!

Newsletter for March 3, 2012

 


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Tune in this weekend to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief to hear an update on the state of the 2012 race with Greg Lebel, one perspective of what Americans of no faith think about all of the religious talk in this year's presidential primaries with Harvard's Chris Stedman, Rabbi Eric Yoffie examine the origins of the language-of-war phenomenon dominating religious doailogue in our politics today, and a closer look at the problems with the NYPD’s far-reaching surveillance of Muslims.

State of the Race
This past Tuesday, Mitt Romney came out ahead of Rick Santorum in the Arizona and Michigan Republican presidential primaries, but not by much. Greg Lebel, presidential campaign veteran and assistant professor of Political Management at the George Washington University, joins us to re-cap the race up until now, and preview Super Tuesday, when people will go to the ballot box in 10 different states. Find out if either of the leading GOP candidates is doing anything right - or if they each are holding themselves back.

Americans of no faith in the 2012 Election
If you’ve been following the race thus far, you know how extreme the statements of the presidential primary’s official “culture warrior” continue to be. Knowing how offensive Rick Santorum’s polarizing statements are, and how damaging they are to both religion and to politics, as the debate continues to pander to religious conservatives, how is it resonating with Americans of no faith? Chris Stedman, Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University, shares his concerns.

The Origins of the Language of War
“Obama’s war on religion.” “The assault on religious liberties.” “The trampling of religious freedom.” These are among the incendiary right-wing talking points that have become commonplace in our political rhetoric. Inevitably, progressives have been drawn into this as well, with phrases like “the attack on women’s reproductive rights” often being used. When did we get to this point? How and why did honest disagreements over sincerely-held values become a powder keg of conflict and contentiousness? Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the outgoing president of the Union for Reform Judaism, joins us this week to discuss this language-of-war phenomenon, which he wrote about earlier this week over at the Huffington Post.

The Big Problems with the NYPD Surveillance of Muslims
For weeks, the list of potential civil rights violations perpetrated by the New York City Police Department in its surveillance of Muslim students and others well beyond the department’s jurisdiction, has continued to grow. What is it about the culture within the NYPD that made this seem justifiable? And how does this kind of profiling make all of us less safe? Haroon Moghul, Religion Dispatches associate editor and fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, helps answer some of those questions.


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Newsletter for March 8, 2012

Interfaith Alliance Action Center

Dear Theodore,

Tell Congress to Protect Our Children by Passing the Student Non-Discrimination Act
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Today, a diverse coalition of 70 civil rights, education and religious organizations, including Interfaith Alliance, wrote to President Obama asking him to publicly support the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA), a bipartisan bill in Congress that would prevent bullying, harassment and discrimination against our nation’s children. Will you take a minute today to write to your members of Congress and ask them to support this important legislation too?

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you just how prevalent bullying and harassment is in our nation’s schools. Sadly, the religious freedom we fight to protect at Interfaith Alliance is too often coopted by those who would use it to justify bullying, violence, malice, or discrimination. Too often, those who condemn homosexuality because of religion-based beliefs claim that their religious freedom should trump anti-discrimination and anti-bullying laws. But bullying for any reason is contradictory to authentic religion, and nothing should trump the safety and well-being of our nation’s children.
 
The bipartisan Student Non-Discrimination Act would establish a comprehensive federal prohibition against discrimination, including harassment, in public schools, that is based on a student’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, providing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students with much needed protections. The legislation also protects students who may be targeted because they have LGBT parents and friends. SNDA is also consistent with nearly 50 years of civil rights history, which clearly demonstrate that laws similar to SNDA are effective in preventing discrimination, including harassment, from occurring.

Please take a moment today to ask your Members of Congress to support the Student Non-Discrimination Act. The Capitol Switchboard can be reached at (202) 224-3121, or you can send an e-mail to your Senators and Representative by entering your zip code below.

Sincerely,

Arielle Gingold
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Newsletter for March 23, 2012

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Watch Rev. Gaddy on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show last night!
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Dear Theodore,

I hope you had a chance to see Rev. Gaddy on The Rachel Maddow Show last night. He raised some very important issues about the supposed “war on religion” that some on the Right claim is underway in this country. As you know, Interfaith Alliance has been at the forefront of efforts to stop the misuse of religion for political purposes during the campaign season.

This weekend, Louisiana will be holding its presidential primary. Louisiana also happens to be the home state of Rev. Gaddy, and he has had a front row seat to the politicization of faith in his state. As you may have seen, last weekend, Louisiana Pastor Dennis Terry essentially said that those who don’t share his Christian view should “get out” of the country. What raises this to the level of Rev. Gaddy going on national television to talk about it is that Terry did so in the presence of presidential candidate Rick Santorum who gave him a standing ovation at the end of his remarks.

I think Rev. Gaddy got to the heart of the issue last night when he told Rachel that candidates using houses of worship as backdrops to their campaign and clergy using the pulpit to push a candidate while dividing the country into who follows the right religion is a “prostitution of the church and a manipulation of religion.”

If you have not done so already, I hope you will take the opportunity to watch last night’s segment and then take a look at the resources Interfaith Alliance has developed for the campaign season to engage candidates and educate houses of worship on how to appropriately participate in the election.

Sincerely,
Jay Keller
Jay Keller
Director of Outreach and Operations


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Newsletter for March 10, 2012

 


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Tune in this weekend to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief to hear our own Super Tuesday Super Wrap-up, what it means to be a warrior for peace and an update on one courageous student’s campaign against creationism in the classroom.

Super Tuesday Super Wrap-up
For those who were hoping for a clear Republican frontrunner following the primaries on Super Tuesday, the results were a disappointment. Sarah Posner, senior editor of Religion Dispatches, joins us to re-cap this week’s election results and to give us a look ahead to what’s next. She also dives into some of Tuesday’s religious undertones, including continued evangelical suspicion of Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith and a recent, troubling NBC poll that found only 18% of Republican Super Tuesday voters indicating that it doesn’t matter much if a candidate shares their religious beliefs.

“Warrior for Peace”
Having literally been on the front lines, Paul K. Chappell, West Point Alumnus, Iraq War Veteran and author of Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival, joins us this week to tell us about his new book and the importance of working for peace. Listen in as Chappell and Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy talk about the difficulties in engaging people in a call for peace, how religion fits into achieving world peace and the fundamental challenge of the need for long-term planning in a world of short-term thinking and immediate gratification.

Campaigning Against Creationism in the Classroom
Last year we introduced you to Baton Rouge, LA high school student Zack Kopplin, one of the leaders in the campaign to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act that effectively allows the teaching of creationism in public school science classes. Kopplin is now a freshman at Rice University and joins us this week to update us on his campaign. There’s a new bill just introduced in the state legislature and 75 Nobel Laureate scientists have signed on in support of the repeal effort.

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Newsletter for March 24, 2012

 


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Tune in this weekend to Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief to find out if the neon lights are always bright on Broadway when religion takes the stage, get an insider’s look at the secret love lives of American Muslim Women and discover why one author thinks Rick Santorum may turn out to be a champion for the secular left. And one more thing – you don’t want to miss a special comment from our own Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy about religion on the campaign trail.

Religion on Broadway
We look a lot on State of Belief at the ways religion permeates our politics today, but we also look at how religion influences our culture. The Tony Award-winning musical Book of Mormon has been playing to packed houses since opening night a year ago. But that’s not the only religiously-themed production on Broadway. There are the revivals of Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell, the play Leap of Faith, and new musical Sister Act. There are only a limited number of shows on Broadway at any given time, so the number of religiously-themed shows seems noteworthy. Joining us this week to give us a better perspective on religion on Broadway is Robert Viagas, theatre historian, founder of
Playbill.com and has 16 books on the performing arts to his name, including The Backstage Guide to Broadway and The Alchemy of Theatre.

The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women
“Everyone has an opinion about Muslim women, even those – especially those – who have never met one. As Muslim women born and raised in America, we’re tired of hearing everyone . . . talk about Muslim women without ever stopping to listen to what we have to say about our lives,” wrote this week’s guest Nura Maznavi in a recent Huffington Post piece. Maznavi is the editor of a new book entitled Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. She joins us this week to talk about her book and about the diverse lives of American Muslim Women. 

Piatt: “Rick Santorum, Champion of the Secular Left”
Many of us have watched the Republican primary campaign unfold with growing concern about the prevalence of religious language in it. And we have worried about the potential permanent damage to the separation of Church and State, as enshrined in our Constitution. However, author Christian Piatt, who we had a chance to talk to this week, argues that the overabundance of religious rhetoric may actually be good for our democracy in the long run. Be sure to listen in this week to find out why Piatt, editor of Banned Questions about the Bible and Banned Questions about Jesus, thinks Rick Santorum may turn out to be a champion of the secular left.

A New Religious Test
Our own Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy weighs in on what just may be a new low in a race that some days seems more like a campaign for Pastor-in-Chief than Commander-in-Chief. Not only was Rick Santorum introduced by a pastor telling Americans who don’t share his conservative Christian views to “get out,” Santorum himself questioned the seriousness of the faith of Americans who choose to support his opponents. You don’t want to miss what Rev. Gaddy has to say, so make sure you listen in this week.

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