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Category Archives: In the news

Behind the scenes with Equal Omaha

This year Heartland Clergy for Inclusion participated in a coalition of organizations and individuals called Equal Omaha which led the effort to pass an employment non-discrimination ordinance in Omaha, Nebraska.  Local paper The Reader wrote a behind-the-scenes account with a great discussion of Heartland Clergy for Inclusion.  An excerpt: In early 2011, Gordon said Gray […]

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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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Why Omaha Needs to Pass the Equality Ordinance

Someone asked if I would post my address at the Equal Omaha Press Conference yesterday regarding why Omaha needs to pass Councilman Ben Gray’s proposed amendment to the non-discrimination ordinance to protect LGBT persons.  Here it is: I am the Senior Minister of Countryside Community Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ on […]

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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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