By Stephen Sprinkle

Stephen Sprinkle

Dr. Stephen V. Sprinkle is director of field education and supervised ministry, and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX.

An ordained Baptist minister, he is the first open and out Gay scholar in the history of the Divinity School, and the first open and out LGBT person to be tenured there.

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For Matthew Shepard and countless others… the work to erase hate continues

| Friday, October 12, 2012
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In 1998, Matthew Shepard spent five days in a coma while the world held vigil. And on this day, at 12:53 a.m., 14 years ago, Matthew died. For many, Matthew's death revealed the dangers of being gay in America, and for many LGBTQ people, it reaffirmed the risk they live with every day.

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For Matthew Shepard and countless others… the work to erase hate continues

| Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published in 2010 on the twelfth anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death. Matthew was brutally attacked on the night of October 6, 1998, then tied to a fence and left to die. Matthew was targeted because he was gay. Matthew...

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Ugandan gay activist killed in cold blood: Were Christians accomplices in his murder?

| Sunday, January 30, 2011
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Prominent defender of gay rights in Uganda, David Kato, was murdered in his home by two blows with a hammer last Wednesday. What responsibility does the Christian Church bear for the outrageous murder of Kato?

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Osteen toes fundamentalist, homophobic line on the interpretation of the Bible

| Saturday, January 29, 2011
Joel Osteen
Joel Osteen, best-selling author and religious entertainer: “Homosexuality is a sin.” In an interview earlier this week on CNN, Osteen toes a fundamentalist, homophobic line on the interpretation of the Bible.

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Atlanta gay bar gets $1 million for bogus raid; still no resolution in Fort Worth invasion

| Sunday, December 12, 2010
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The Atlanta City Council last week voted 14-0 to award the Atlanta Eagle bar $1 million in response to a federal lawsuit filed by a private attorney on behalf of 19 clients unjustly arrested in a botched police raid last September.

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Remembering Matthew Shepard on the 12th anniversary of his murder

| Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Matthew Shepard
Matthew Shepard was brutally assaulted on a lonely ridge overlooking Laramie, Wyoming twelve years ago this month. And on this day in 1998, he died while in a coma in a Fort Collins, CO, hospital with his family by his side. Much has changed. Much has not.

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Family, friends gather in Houston park to bid farewell to Asher Brown

| Saturday, October 2, 2010
Asher Brown's memorial service in Houston, Oct. 2
Asher Brown’s uncle told a gathering of mourners and family supporters on Saturday that school bullies “ripped him up and tore him down everyday.” A crowd of hundreds blanketed a Houston park beside Moore Elementary School to express grief over the death by bullying of 13-year-old gay teen.

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