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Category Archives: General

#ReadyToMarry Signs

We will be launching a social media campaign using pictures of clergy holding signs stating that they are ready to marry couples. Here you will find a selection of signs that you can choose from. We ask you to print one off and take a picture of yourself holding it. If you can, please wear […]

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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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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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Heartland Clergy Interviews

The Oklahoma City-based podcast Oklahoma: Inside Out has recently interviewed two Heartland clergy who have signed the Heartland Proclamation. Rev. Dr. Kathy McCallie of Church of the Open Arms UCC in Oklahoma City discusses the bible and sexuality among other topics. Rev. Dr. Scott Jones of First Central Congregational United Church of Christ in Omaha […]

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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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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.