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Lesbian golf coach proved U of M discrimination, judge rules

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota’s ham-handed treatment of its new women’s golf coach in 2010 was illegal, and the man who hired her essentially forced her to resign after he found out she was a lesbian, a judge has ruled.
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Brock: Legislating morality is better left alone

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

I was taught and believe that rule No. 1 in business is the customer is always right, and rule No. 2 is to see rule No. 1. That being said, there are some folks you can’t afford to have as customers. I’ve often seen signs on a cash register that …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

‘They say it’s not a sin, And we say it is’

December 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

33 congregations leave ELCA as Christians in South Dakota struggle with views on homosexuality
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Lutheran split shakes up social service network

July 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the largest social service networks in the United States, working in areas ranging from adoption to disaster relief, faces a shakeup because of Lutheran divisions over the Bible and homosexuality. Continue Reading

Clinic tied to Bachmann questioned over therapies

July 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A gay activist’s undercover video is drawing unwanted attention to a counseling clinic co-owned by GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, with footage apparently showing a counselor offering to help the activist overcome his homosexual urges. Continue Reading

India health minister draws outrage after calling homosexuality ‘disease’

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Roughly 2.5 million Indians have HIV, making it the country with the largest number of people living with the virus in Asia. So, it made almost immediate news today when India’s health minister derided homosexuality as an unnatural “disease” from the West at an HIV/AIDS conference. The comments drew outrage today from a U.N. official and activists who said the comments set back campaigns for gay rights and against HIV. Continue Reading

Letter: Gays don’t belong in military

January 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune

This is a rebuttal to the Dec 21, 2010, “U.S. Marine commandant should go as he is out of line”‘ by national columnist Richard Cohen.
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ELCA: A dialogue in disagreement

August 14, 2010 in INFORUM

One year after the ELCA passed controversial measures, a roundtable of Lutherans debate the state of their denomination.Amy Kippen watched the live video feed from the Churchwide Assembly in Minneapolis last August as her denomination voted on whether individuals in same-gender relationships would be allowed to serve as ministers. Continue Reading