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Category Archives: Press Conference 6/15/11

Video of the Heartland Proclamation’s Historic Release (2 min)

Here’s a link to a 2-minute video compilation of the historic release of the Heartland Proclamation.  You can help us be spreading it far and wide – and inviting Heartland clergy to sign the Proclamation!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K77jBU9LKlw What are Heartland clergy?  They are licensed and ordained clergy from the following 13 states: IL, IN, IA, KS, […]

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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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Grateful response to Heartland Proclamation

This is the statement that Omaha resident Sam Fischer delivered at the Press Conference on June 15, 2011. Hello, I am Sam Fischer.  I was born and raised in Omaha, NE.  I grew up in a Christian faith that was not supportive of me or of other members of the LGBT community. For me to be […]

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Press Conference Statement of Rev. Dr. David Ruhe

I am the Reverend Dr. David Ruhe. I am the Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Des Moines, Iowa—a 154 year old congregation of more than 3,000 members. We are part of a denomination, the United Church of Christ, which has advocated for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the […]

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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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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.