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Category Archives: In the news

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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Step toward Equality in the Heartland

Congratulations to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where the City Council yesterday passed an ordinance including sexual orientation in the non-discrimination policies for public employees.  This was the first attempt at such an ordinance in Oklahoma City and it passed with a vote of 7-2, including with the vote of Republican mayor Mick Cornett. Oklahoma-based The Equality […]

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Human Rights Campaign Supports Heartland Proclamation

In their weekly message the Human Rights Campaign supported the Heartland Proclamation: Good afternoon.  Every day, I am deeply moved by the many diverse people across this country working for LGBT equality often with little fanfare or resources.  In Omaha, Nebraska, for instance, an extraordinary group of religious leaders are working to advance the Heartland […]

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Heartland Proclamation Stirs Up Controversy

The Presbyterian Layman – a conservative publication focusing largely on issues facing the Presbyterian Church – released an article today observing that the Heartland Proclamation “has ignited lots of debate” across the internet. Curiously, while the article devotes significant space to quoting ministers who oppose the Heartland Proclamation, none of them are Presbyterian.  The only Presbyterians […]

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Omaha World Herald Publishes Response

A response to an angry reader who objected to the Heartland Proclamation was published today in the Omaha World Herald’s Public Pulse section (4B).  Originally an Op Ed piece was submitted, but was rejected by the Editor on the grounds that he would be compelled to publish a rebuttal and did not want to start […]

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Welcome to the Heartland Clergy for Inclusion’s presentation of The Heartland Proclamation. Join us in an ongoing conversation about God’s unconditional love for all people and about advocation of justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.