Author Archives: Scott Jones

Employment protections & HCI in the news

Heartland Clergy for Inclusion is in the news today in the Omaha World-Herald for its support of the Equal Employment Ordinance before the City of Omaha City Council this week.  The ordinance would include sexual orientation and gender identity within the protected classes of existing employment non-discrimination law. The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes, senior pastor […]

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Send your letters to the editor

In response to today’s article in the Omaha World Herald about the Equal Employment ordinance, I encourage you to send your letters to the editor in support of the ordinance.  The article makes it appear that religious people were only in opposition, whereas during the public debate in 2010 more clergy spoke for the ordinance […]

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Nebraska State Legislation to counter non-discrimination effort in Omaha

Yesterday a new bill was introduced in the Nebraska unicameral that would bar municipalities from creating their own non-discrimination ordinances.  Read the bill here.  It has been assigned to this committee. Heartland Clergy and supporters in Nebraska need to contact their senators and members of this committee to express their opposition to it.

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Moves to Ban Gay and Lesbian Service Members from State National Guard

Heartland Clergy and supporters in Oklahoma need to be aware of this new legislation and contact their lawmakers about it.  Read about the legislation here.

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Equal Employment Ordinance

Omaha’s Equal Employment Ordinance will be reintroduced this month.  Here is the website of the coalition, including Heartland Clergy, which is supporting the effort.  EqualOmaha.org will be a central place for information, calendar of events, and ways to contact the City Council and show your support for the ordinance. Please share the link to EqualOmaha.org […]

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