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Pope Francis’ Old Colleagues Recall Pragmatic Streak

Pope Francis’ Old Colleagues Recall Pragmatic Streak | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

By SIMON ROMERO and EMILY SCHMALL


Argentina was on the verge of approving gay marriage, and theRoman Catholic Church was desperate to stop that from happening. It would lead tens of thousands of its followers in protest on the streets of Buenos Aires and publicly condemn the proposed law, a direct threat to church teaching, as the work of the devil.

But behind the scenes, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who led the public charge against the measure, spoke out in a heated meeting of bishops in 2010 and advocated a highly unorthodox solution: that the church in Argentina support the idea of civil unions for gay couples.

The concession inflamed the gathering — and offers a telling insight into the leadership style he may now bring to the papacy.


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Coffee Party Equality is a part of the BE THE MEDIA Project by Coffee Party USA

Coffee Party Equality is a part of the  BE THE MEDIA Project by Coffee Party USA | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

The Coffee Party USA membership believes that money-in-politics is the keystone issue in this republic's democracy today. Those seeking sexual orientation / gender identity equality are now targets for special interests that use the influence of their political contributions to impose their religious, economic, and political will. Coffee Party Equality is a part of the BE THE MEDIA project. It is intended to share evidence of special interest targeting and to report on actions being taken to demand, defend and restore equal rights for all Americans. You can join this relaunched BE THE MEDIA campaign by going to www.coffeepartyusa.com/volunteer.


When you JOIN the Coffee Party or RENEW your membership, you become one of the grass roots funders of our BE THE MEDIA Project. 


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Just look away, like you do with so many other issues.

Just look away, like you do with so many other issues. | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

Deep. What do you think?
http://Legendary.Vision/

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It is interesting how what should be non-issues that face a few of us become more important than real issues that face us all. 

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Deluge of new state bills would curtail LGBT rights

Deluge of new state bills would curtail LGBT rights | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

Republican majorities in state legislatures have forced gay rights supporters to play defense. 

J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

"More than 70 bills that would roll back LGBT rights, block transgender people from using the restrooms of their choice or allow denial of service on religious grounds have been introduced in nearly two dozen states across the country this year...." Keep calling your state representatives.

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24 Of The Best Signs From New York's LGBTQ Solidarity Rally

24 Of The Best Signs From New York's LGBTQ Solidarity Rally | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
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The creativity of the #Resist and #Solidarity citizen artists is heartwarming, hilarious, and .....!

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Women’s March Launches Global Mission For Equality

Women’s March Launches Global Mission For Equality | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Women’s March Global (WMG) — the international arm of the Women’s March on Washington (WMW) — has launched its mission statement as total participatio
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From one, to 30, and now 300 sister marches around the world!

H.E.R.S.: Health; Economic security' Representation; and Safety.

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From one, to 30, and now 300 sister marches around the world!

H.E.R.S.: Health; Economic security' Representation; and Safety.

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Read And Watch President Obama’s Entire Farewell Speech 

Read And Watch President Obama’s Entire Farewell Speech  | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Warning: It may make you cry

PS: Contrary to many "more interesting" reports, Sasha was not at the speech because she had a big test the next day.

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Closing words from a champion of the people. 

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, January 11, 2:22 PM
The farewell speech is an animal unto itself, but I, too, found the articulate and gracious style of the president refreshing and his generosity of spirit affirming of the America that I love.
Coffee Party USA's curator insight, January 11, 2:26 PM

The farewell speech is an animal unto itself.  I found the articulate and gracious style of the president refreshing and his generosity of spirit affirming.

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Jack Daniels, FedEx and 300 other businesses make a stand for LGBTI rights in Tennessee

Jack Daniels, FedEx and 300 other businesses make a stand for LGBTI rights in Tennessee | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The companies have pledged their support to Tennessee Thrives and will speak out against bathroom bills and other anti-LGBTI discrimination
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

Equality is good business. 

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Walmart settles lawsuit over health benefits

Walmart settles lawsuit over health benefits | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The lawsuit says Walmart informed her that while it provided health insurance benefits to opposite-sex spouses it had a policy of not providing those same benefits to legally marriage same-sex spou…
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Legally married same sex couples have been discriminated against by employer Walmart. The court finds for equality.

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SPLC award honors documentary film at Charlotte Film Festival

SPLC award honors documentary film at Charlotte Film Festival | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The SPLC recognized the documentary film Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America with its first-ever filmmaking award at the eighth annual Charlotte Film Festival in North Carolina on Saturday.
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Congratulations and thanks to those who bring the social justice questions of our day to the American people in such a meaningful way.

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Our Juvenile Justice System Is Failing LGBTQ Youth - Rewire

Our Juvenile Justice System Is Failing LGBTQ Youth - Rewire | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
How can we better serve the needs of LGBTQ youth in the system? There is no simple answer to this question.
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#GayLivesMatter too.

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Creative Minority Report: Joe Biden Officiates Gay Marriage. Silence Ensues

Creative Minority Report: Joe Biden Officiates Gay Marriage. Silence Ensues | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

Joe Biden Officiates Gay Marriage. Silence Ensues https://t.co/Ly5nDlabRq

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Ted Cruz goes ballistic over “radical” idea that gay people should enjoy equality

Ted Cruz goes ballistic over “radical” idea that gay people should enjoy equality | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The Texas senator loses it over the "radical" idea that gay people should enjoy equality
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Equality is American. And you, sir?

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Pens Op-Ed Calling on Corporations to Oppose Surge of Indiana-Like Bills Across Country

Apple CEO Tim Cook Pens Op-Ed Calling on Corporations to Oppose  Surge of Indiana-Like Bills Across Country | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
“A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors,” Cook writes in the Washington Post
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I had to read this just one more time.

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Individual Postcard – Trump Pink Slip #TheIdesOfTrump

Individual Postcard – Trump Pink Slip #TheIdesOfTrump | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

Americans Resist will send your postcard for a small fee.

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Americans Resist can send your #TheIdesOfTrump postcard for you! Mail by March 15!

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#TheIdesOfTrump Mail a postcard on March 15 telling the president why you think he should be fired. @AmericansResist can send your card(s) for you.

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Today We Remember Japanese Citizens Interned and Legal Immigrants Deported by Executive Order

Today We Remember Japanese Citizens Interned and Legal Immigrants Deported by Executive Order | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

Never forget. American citizens lost their civil liberties and legal immigrants were deported because they shared a heritage with the enemy. 

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On February 19, 1942,  Executive Order 9066, The Japanese Relocation Act, cost 110,000 American citizens and immigrants their homes, businesses, and the American way of life.  

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On February 19, 1942,  Executive Order 9066, The Japanese Relocation Act, cost 110,000 American citizens and immigrants their homes, businesses, and the American way of life.  

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Watch This Lady Gaga/Rent Medley and Get Hyped for the Super Bowl

Watch This Lady Gaga/Rent Medley and Get Hyped for the Super Bowl | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
I'm in theater nerd heaven.
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So ready for Gaga! Something fun to think about!

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Jennifer Holliday Won't Be Performing At Trump Inauguration Event After All

Jennifer Holliday Won't Be Performing At Trump Inauguration Event After All | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The Broadway singer had accepted an invitation to sing at a welcome event for Donald Trump as a "bi-partisan songbird." By Saturday, she backed out of that decision, "calling it a lapse of judgement."
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I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgement, for being uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history and for causing such dismay and heartbreak to my fans.

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Are You Attending the Women’s March on Washington?

Are You Attending the Women’s March on Washington? | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
The New York Times would like to hear from people going to The Women’s March on Washington.
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Let the New York Times know why you will or will not be marching on January 21st.

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The New York Times is interested in what YOU have to say about the Women's March in Washington: why are you going; why are you not going; etc. Share your thoughts!

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Meryl Streep powerful speech at the Golden Globes (2017)

Meryl Streep, Golden Globes
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"Take your broken heart, make it into art."

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"Take your broken heart, make it into art."

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"Take your broken heart, make it into art."

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Journalism and Activism: Lunch with Louden 1/5/17

Journalism and Activism: Lunch with Louden 1/5/17 | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Journalism and Activism: the witness and the witnessed.

 

In this day and age the world, and especially the online world, is awash in communication. The vast majority of this communication, however, is not news and especially not journalism. Guest journalist Cheryl Hatch will help us understand the difference. 

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Journalism and Activism: Lunch with Louden 1/5/17. Call in 646-929-2495 Noon Pacific/3PM Eastern, stream live or later at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/coffeepartyusa/2017/01/05/journalism-and-activism-lunch-with-louden-1517.

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Journalism and Activism: Lunch with Louden 1/5/17. Call in 646-929-2495 Noon Pacific/3PM Eastern, stream live or later at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/coffeepartyusa/2017/01/05/journalism-and-activism-lunch-with-louden-1517.

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Journalism and Activism: Lunch with Louden 1/5/17. Call in 646-929-2495 Noon Pacific/3PM Eastern, stream live or later at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/coffeepartyusa/2017/01/05/journalism-and-activism-lunch-with-louden-1517.

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LGBT Rights And Religious Refusals In Mississippi: What's Actually At Stake?

LGBT Rights And Religious Refusals In Mississippi: What's Actually At Stake? | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
It's no surprise Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi is one of the few prominent Republicans left defending Donald Trump. Governor Bryant already prove
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Is HB 1523 a responsible compromise or just caving to #intolerance? You decide. 

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#RegisterToVoteDay

#RegisterToVoteDay | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

#RegisterToVote Today is National Voter Registration Day in the United States. You have many online options:
http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/
https://www.voteplz.org/register/#/, which has a nice voting guide,
https://vote.gov/, the official government site,
https://www.hello.vote/, which works via SMS, or
https://www.vote.org/
Whether you are a donkey, elephant, centipede, or human, take a moment to make sure you are registered. Voting is easy; it’s important; and it’s a privilege. If you want to influence how our country is run, voting is one of the most effective things you can do.
(Post thanks to Austin W.)

J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

Vote. Vote. Vote. And help others vote. 

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Vote. Vote. Vote. And help others Vote. #RegisterToVote #VoterRegistrationDay #VoteAnyway

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Megan Rapinoe lends much-needed female voice to Colin Kaepernick debate

Megan Rapinoe lends much-needed female voice to Colin Kaepernick debate | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Long before kneeling during the anthem, Megan Rapinoe has used her platform as an intersection between sports and social justice. So it's no surprise she joined the Colin Kaepernick movement.
J'nene Solidarity Kay's insight:

Ms Rapinoe lends a non millionaire, gay, female voice.

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Florida House Passes Religious Exemption to Block Gay Adoptions - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

Florida House Passes Religious Exemption to Block Gay Adoptions - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Shares Facebook0Twitter0Google+0Gmail0 TALLAHASSEE, Fla …
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Tom Cotton’s Iran humiliation: How the talking points robot short-circuited on gay rights

Tom Cotton’s Iran humiliation: How the talking points robot short-circuited on gay rights | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Arkansas senator Tom Cotton can't be bothered with anti-gay discrimination because Iran wants nukes, or something
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Cotton strikes again.

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Indianapolis' Republican Mayor Has a Brilliant Response to State's New Anti-Gay Law

Indianapolis' Republican Mayor Has a Brilliant Response to State's New Anti-Gay Law | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
" And I hope that message is being heard loud and clear at our Statehouse."
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