Tag: LGBT

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Lifestyle

Detroit pastor steps down, ponders future after announcing same-gender marriage

BISHOP ALLYSON D. NELSON ABRAMS by Donald JamesThis article is part two in a series exploring sexual relationships in the African American clergy. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 was not a typical day of worship for Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams. For the first time in more than five years, she no longer stood in the pulpit as pastor of Zion Progress Baptist Church, near downtown Detroit, to preach one of her patented fiery sermons that the congregation had become accustom to hearing.

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Opinion

The bridegroom who couldn’t marry

LZ GRANDERSON (CNN) — Winamac, Indiana,is pretty much how it sounds. Small — home to fewer than 2,500 people–rural, and it has more churches than libraries, schools and liquor stores. About 20 minutes north is a similar town by the name of Knox. This is where Thomas Lee Bridegroom was born. And just on the edge of Winamac — between West Main and West Adams — is a small cemetery by the name of Crown Hill. This is where he is buried.

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Lifestyle

Detroit Bishop resigns after revealing same-sex marriage

Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams by Donald James Bishop Allyson D. Nelson Abrams, outgoing secretary of the Detroit Council of Baptist Pastors, is a Christian spiritual leader, national speaker, theological teacher and author who has built a strong reputation in African American faith-based communities around Detroit and across the nation. For more than five years, she has served as pastor of Zion Progress Baptist Church, located in downtown Detroit. On Friday, October 18, 2013, Bishop Abrams officially stepped down as pastor. Abrams’ decision to leave Zion Progress is based on the revelation she made to her congregation on Oct. 6. She announced that she is now in a same-sex marriage.

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Opinion

Some homosexuals confuse a crime with a ‘right’

RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—As it is written, “there is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”—Proverbs 14:12What an appropriate statement to describe the continued denigration of the moral fabric of American society. I am fed up with everyone trying to be accommodating of homosexuals when they refuse to reciprocate towards those who disagree with them. Let me explain.

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Sports

WWE star Darren Young: ‘I’m gay’

by Nick Valencia (CNN) — WWE superstar wrestler Darren Young publicly came out as gay during an unplanned interview with the news entertainment website TMZ late Wednesday. He is thought to be the first openly gay wrestler in the organization –which is the premier professional wrestling company — according to a tweet by WWE Executive Vice President Stephanie McMahon.

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International

In Jamaica, transgender teen murdered by mob

In this Aug. 3, 2013 photo, Dwayne Jones’ transgendered friend and roommate, Keke, poses for a photo in kitchen of the home they shared on the northern outskirts of Montego Bay, Jamaica. (AP Photo/David McFadden) by David McFaddenAssociated Press Writer MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him out of the house at the age of 14 but also helped jeering neighbors push the youngster from the rough Jamaican slum where he grew up.