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Archived from the original PDF on 27 May Seeking reelection in Illinois, Obama fills out another questionnaire for Outlineswhich the Windy City Times published in Very smart," said one LGBT staffer. The Department of Education this month said that it would no longer investigate transgender students' complaints about access to bathrooms. Living Out on facebook. In addition, some Christian denominations such as the Moravian Churchbelieve that the Bible speaks negatively of homosexual acts but, as research on the matter continues, the Moravian Church seeks to establish a policy on homosexuality and the ordination of homosexuals. Debate has arisen over the proper interpretation of the Levitical code; the story of Sodom and Gomorrah ; and various Pauline passages, and whether these verses condemn same-sex sexual activities.
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Cannon promotes what he calls "Inclusive Orthodoxy" not to be confused with the Eastern Orthodox Church. The two surveys are used to shape policy for older and disabled Americans, respectively. Royce, the head of the faith-based office, previously worked as a senior leader for organizations that fought same-sex marriage and promoted "conversion therapy," a controversial practice to change the sexual orientation of LGBT individuals. Buddhism Hinduism Hare Krishna Sikhism. Retrieved 22 January The statement was signed by evangelical leaders, and includes 14 points of belief.