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Map 9-2013

A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits and More Taxes for LGBT Workers examines how job discrimination without legal protection makes it harder for LGBT workers to find and keep a good job; and how LGBT workers receive fewer benefits and pay more taxes, which puts LGBT workers and their families at risk. The report also offers recommendations for how federal, state and local governments, as well as employers, can reduce barriers to finding and keeping a good job and provide equal access to individual and family benefits.

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Geography of Hate

Using humans rather than machines means that this research was able to avoid the basic pitfall of most semantic analysis where a tweet stating ‘the word homo is unacceptable’ would still be classed as hate speech. The data has also been ‘normalised’, meaning that the scale accounts for the total twitter traffic in each county so that the final result is something that shows the frequency of hateful words on Twitter. The only question that remains is whether the views of US Twitter users can be a reliable indication of the views of US citizens.

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Why Would Jesus Discriminate

Successful entrepreneur and corporate executive turned minister, Rev. Dr. Cindi Love relates her own story along with the early success of a powerful campaign that she believes can change America.

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Uncommon Hope: Rev. Joshua Love

Uncommon Hope offers a dynamic, small-group curriculum designed to support people of faith in answering God’s call to end the silence and inaction magnifying the human suffering and death wrought by HIV and AIDS. Whether your church or faith-based organization is just beginning to engage in HIV/AIDS ministry or has a long history in the work, Uncommon Hope provides tools and experiences to foster the development of spiritual responses that are authentic to your community, consistent with the core teachings of all major faith traditions and respectful of the rich diversity reflected in the lives most impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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21 Maps of Highly Segregated Cities in America

Racial segregation remains a problem in America, and it’s lasting longer than anyone expected.

Just how bad things are can be determined through analysis of 2010 Census data.

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Amnesty International

Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, or other status.

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So Someone You Know is Gay?

A Book for Christians Who Want to Love Like Jesus

“Christians, love like Jesus?? According to the gay community, we’re mostly a far cry from that. And why should we care? Because Jesus, whom we claim to follow, told us that loving God and loving our neighbors, in all their diversity, is what He wants us to do. Something is wrong when ‘following scripture’ leads us to reject the people next door instead of loving them. It’s time we re-examine what the Bible says, and look again at how we, as individuals and as the church, relate to LGBT persons.


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Matthew Vines

Transcript/translations of the YouTube video “The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality.”


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