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Metropolitan Community Church stands united

Metropolitan Community Church stands united

On the same day that a vandal spray-painted the message, “Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies” across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Greene Street in downtown Augusta, the congregation held a vigil in front of  the church as a demonstration of solidarity. More than 50 members of the congregation and […]

Metropolitan Community Church vandalized

Metropolitan Community Church vandalized

The message, “Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies” has been spray-painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Greene Street less than a month after the Supreme Court ruled states cannot ban same-sex marriage in this country. This act of vandalism comes not long after a rainbow flag, symbolizing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]

On-site investigation of Marshall Square completed

On-site investigation of Marshall Square completed

Almost two months after the devastating fire that destroyed the Marshall Square retirement community and tragically killed 91-year-old resident Dorothy Carpenter, investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have officially released the property to Resort Lifestyle Communities, the Nebraska company that owns the complex. “Investigators released the structure after concluding their on-site investigation,” a press […]

Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

  For same-sex marriage supporters, the suggestion that the legalization of same-sex marriage violates religious liberty may be viewed as a thinly veiled form of bigotry. One could argue that the opponents of same-sex marriage seek the right to discriminate against homosexuals by using religious liberty as a cover. Of course, it is inexcusable and […]

GSU president sole GRU finalist

GSU president sole GRU finalist

Board of Regents Chair Neil Pruitt and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced a sole finalist for the Georgia Regents University (GRU) presidency, Dr. Brooks Keel. Keel is currently the president of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro. He began as the 12th president of GSU in January 2010. “It’s an honor […]

Words from “Freedom to Marry”

Words from “Freedom to Marry”

Evan Wolfson is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry and he wrote these words for The New York Times a few hours after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that made same-sex marriage legal throughout this country. He speaks for himself, but also represents the struggle for equality faced by millions in this nation.  I always […]

Why Rachel Dolezal Makes Me Feel Good

Why Rachel Dolezal Makes Me Feel Good

Rachel Dolezal has shown that she is deceptive and perhaps deeply troubled. She lied about her background, and her dishonesty raises questions about the truthfulness of other claims that she has made. For example, Dolezal claimed to be the victim of hate crimes. Deception is a serious offense with far-reaching implications. Even so, as a […]

Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court found that states cannot ban same-sex marriage in this country. The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices and the four conservative justices writing their own dissent. Check out the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling making same-sex marriage legal in […]

A Mass Shooting in Charleston

A Mass Shooting in Charleston

Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old male that confessed to fatally shooting nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been captured. Roof is white. All of his victims are black. Despite that, some have suggested that Roof’s actions may not be racially motivated. Instead, they maintain that religious intolerance could be his rationale. I […]

Correction

Correction

In the June 11 issue of the Metro Spirit, in a story called “Street Art,” we incorrectly identified artwork on page 11 as created by Ron Vaz. Instead, that traffic box design was created and executed by Ron’s son Jacob Vaz. The Metro Spirit regrets the error.