Hopedale Will be Standing on the Side of Love

Members of the Hopedale Unitarian Universalist Community of Oxford will join with numerous other community groups on Tuesday, October 25, to stand in opposition to the picketing Westboro Baptist Church at Miami University. Hopedale is a part of the national “Standing on the Side of Love” campaign sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The campaign elevates compassionate religious voices to fight oppression.
Miami’s Spectrum group is coordinating action against the anti-gay Westboro group’s plan to picket on campus. Plans for the peaceful counter-picket event can be found at the Spectrum Website. – Submitted by Judi Hetrick

Response to Westboro Baptist Church Visit

During a four stop visit the Ohio the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) will visit Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, October 25, 2011  4:15 PM – 4:45 PM. In addition, the WBC will also picket Ohio State University and two high schools including Oak Hills H.S. in Cincinnati.

As a public response to the upcoming WBC visit, a Facebook page Unite Miami: Love is Our Resistance promotes a “community celebration of diversity and compassion in the face of the Westboro Baptist message of hatred.” This event will be on the same date Tuesday, October 25, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, at the Central Quad, Miami U. For more information please visit the Spectrum website. – Submitted by Liz Woedl

Homosexuality and the Bible

Saturdays Oct. 1, 8, and 22 the Campus Ministry Center will be hosting the workshop “Homosexuality and the Bible” from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Get a chance to read and discuss all the passages that mention homosexuality in the Bible in context. Donuts, Danishes and juice and coffee will be provided.  Rev. Mike Underhill, one of our CMC Board Members teaches the workshop which considers the Biblical passages used to “clobber” people.  All are welcome. The CMC is located at 16 S. Campus Avenue, Oxford, OH. For more information please contact the center at 513) 523-4848 or lightsoncampus@gmail.com. – Submitted by Lights on Campus and posted by Liz Woedl

Polls Say “I Do”

For the first time in many years Pew Research polls indicate most people support allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. Related polls also show shifting opinions. Those people born after 1965 show the most support for same-sex marriage. Those born before 1964 are mostly opposed but, even in this age group, support is growing.  – Submitted by Liz Woedl