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Referendum 74: An Alternative Catholic perspective

Soon we will vote. In addition to casting votes for political candidates, we will be asked to decide on Referendum 74, which addresses the issue of marriage equality. The Washington Roman Catholic Bishops have made a number of public statements in opposition to Referendum 74.

VIDEO: Spokane clergy speak in support of gay marriage

<p> Today about 20 faith leaders came together to show their support for Referendum 74. They spoke outside Double Tree Hotel, where Rick Santorum was speaking against the referendum.</p>

Spokane area clergy show support for Referendum 74

On Tuesday, while Rick Santorum speaks to Referendum 74 opponents at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane, area clergy will be outside demonstrating their support for the legislation.

"We want the Spokane community to be very clear that there are people of faith in this city that are not afraid to be welcoming and inclusive and encouraging with all of God's children, and that’s a really important and loud message that we want to be heard tomorrow," said The Rev. Paul Rodkey of Bethany Presbyterian Church.

Spokane leaders discuss gay marriage

This week Rotary Club 21 in downtown Spokane hosted a “leadership dialogue” featuring Bishop Blase Cupich, of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane and Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder. The topic was referendum 74 dealing with marriage equality.

Affirming Referendum 74

This year, voters in Washington state have the chance for vote on Referendum 74, which if passed would affirm the legality of gay marriage in our state. I’m a Christian. I’m also voting YES on this ballot measure, and I’d like to tell you why.

Spokane’s Religion wrap-up: Amazon CEO supports gay marriage, Chick-Fil-A president doesn’t

Today’s headlines have been dominated by the news that Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’s donated $2.5 million to the Washington United for Marriage campaign. You may recall last month Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmerand co-founder Bill Gates each donated $100,000 in support of Referendum 74. This news is definitely a game changer for the campaign.

Church prays, petitions gay marriage legislation

Fourth Memorial Church will host a prayer gathering on March 29 in support of Referendum 74 and Initiative 1192, which petition...

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