Religious Leaders Gather to Bless Texas Abortion Clinic

November 9, 2017 • Texas Observer

Amid pending litigation over anti-abortion laws, Kentina Washington-Leapheart helped lead a clinic blessing at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. Local clergy sang songs, blessed the hands of staff, and prayed over the clinic.

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Research Confirms That Abstinence-Only Education Hurts Kids

August 23, 2017 • Forbes

“Not only are abstinence-only-until-marriage sexuality education programs ineffective, as this research shows, but they also violate the religious value of honesty, the moral agency of young people, and the dignity of worth of all people,” said Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey. “These programs do a disservice to our communities by propping up one narrow religious view of […]

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Pride Month events highlight importance of understanding, respectful care for LGBTQ neighbors

July 14, 2017 • Christiana Care News

Kentina Washington-Leapheart participated in a roundtable discussion at Christiana Care about LGBTQ Pride Month. Kentina Washington-Leapheart noted that individuals are multifaceted beyond their sexuality. “I’m not just an LGBTQ person. I am a woman of color, a mother, a minister,” she said. “I am not going to debate my humanity. I am human. I exist.”

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Pastoral is Political: Queer and Holy

July 10, 2017 • RevGalBlogPals

The protest signs were blunt and without corporate logos. It was it was exactly the kind of worship I needed, and I turned to my friend with eyes brimming and said, “April and I are doing this next year!”

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Hundreds of Prominent Faith Leaders Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Measures Advancing in Texas Legislature

May 3, 2017 • LGBT Weekly

“The call for opposition was made via a letter coordinated by the Religious Institute and signed by more than 100 national religious leaders from across the country, and hand-delivered to legislative offices today with another letter signed by more than 200 Texas-based faith leaders. Texas clergy also gathered outside of the House chamber to pray and to take their message opposing discrimination directly to legislators.”

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