Articles in Anti-LGBT
Just like Chick-fil-A, we get to decide where and how we spend our money. Let’s start by opening our eyes before we open our wallets: improve our local economy, and support businesses that have the right ideas when it comes to what “equal rights” really means.
In August 2011, court documents in the divorce of Allen Prevo, son of Anchorage Baptist Temple pastor Jerry Prevo, raised questions about the actual ownership of certain ABT properties benefiting from religious property tax exemptions. Now, nearly a year later, Municipality of Anchorage tax assessor Marty McGee has ruled that $61,000 in back taxes are owed on two of those properties. ABT pastor Jerry Prevo is already marshaling his arguments. What will they be? Chances are, they’ll include an unhealthy, high-sodium serving of red herring.
Jason Ingram was a young adult Christian in Anchorage when he sought help in dealing with his same-sex attractions through Christian recovery groups and “ex-gay” ministries. He returns to Anchorage to tell his story on Friday, June 1 at Out North. Includes interview. An Alaska Pride Fest 2012 event.
Minnery given a pass; 6 times as many questioned ballots than in previous elections; a private company running election worker hiring and payroll; numerous “voters” from outside the Municipality; the Chapel by the Sea connection… here’s what we’ve learned in the past 6 days.
It’s election day in the Municipality of Anchorage. For advocates of equal protection from discrimination for LGBT people, it’s the day we’ve all been working toward. If you are an Anchorage voter, please vote YES on Proposition 5.
Sara’s News Roundup 4/2/12: NAACP denounces NOM’s “cynical” racial strategy against marriage equality
NAACP speaks out against the racial strategy of the anti-marriage equality National Organization for Marriage (NOM); Romney donated to NOM; and other recent LGBTQ news selected by Sara Boesser in Juneau, Alaska.
RJ Haywood was raised in the Anchorage Baptist Temple, where he once underwent their attempt to exorcise “the demon of homosexuality” from him. He survived and now lives happily as a gay man in Anchorage, with a message for Anchorage voters: Yes on 5.
Anchorage Baptist Temple donated 61% of the $73,605 raised so far by the anti-Proposition 5 group “Protect Your Rights” chaired by Jim Minnery of the Alaska Family Council, according to media reports.
Nearly 1,100 Alaskans — about 75% of contributors — have so far donated to One Anchorage, a March 7 press release announced. But it didn’t take long for anti-LGBT leader Jim Minnery to claim that “Outside Gay Rights Funds Bankroll Prop. 5 Supporters,” completely ignoring One Anchorage’s numerous in-state contributors.
After a period of relative silence, Anchorage Baptist Temple is now preparing to raise its head in public discussion on Proposition 5. ABT associate pastor Glenn Clary filed on February 21 with the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) as chair of a new group called “Protect Your Freedoms Vote No on Prop 5.