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One Pastor Reflects

The following appeared in The Congregationalist, the church newsletter of the First Central Congregational United Church of Christ in Omaha, Nebraska for June 23, 2011.  It was written by the Rev. Dr. Scott Jones, the Senior Minister. On Wednesday, June 15 over three hundred people gathered at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, overlooking the fast-rising […]

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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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Enthusiastic Crowd Responds to Heartland Proclamation

On Wednesday, June 15, a crowd of several hundred Omaha residents, and others coming from Crete to Des Moines, gathered at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge for the public presentation and signing of the Heartland Proclamation.  194 Christian clergy have now signed onto this proclamation which declares that “homosexuality is not a sickness, not a […]

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Press Conference Address by Dr. Eric Elnes

For many years, Heartland clergy and their congregations have been prayerfully reexamining long-held assumptions with respect to homosexuality, and gender identity and expression. To everything there is a season and today we recognize that this is the season of warming.  Our silence has been broken, and today we join with many gay and straight persons […]

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