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Interfaith Working Group Correspondence


Many of our letters are archived at the Queer Resources Directory.

One year's worth of letters are archived here and are available by clicking on the beginning of the letter description.

Copies of all our letters are also sent to recipients of our email list.


We sent the following items on our letterhead in the last year.
January February March April May June
July August September October November December

February 2004
  • A response to an anti-gay marriage quote from an officer of the Eagle Forum in the Tallahassee Democrat
  • A letter about a reporter's positive characterization of the Campaign for California Families in the San Jose Mercury News
  • A letter about Fred Phelps and Harrisburg-area churches to The Patriot-News
  • A letter about marriage poll results to the St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • A thank you for the pro-marriage editorial stance of The Boston Globe
  • A response to an anti-gay letter from the American Family Association of New York in The New York Times
  • A response to anti-gay quotes from the Bishop of Manchester, NH in The Union-Leader
  • A response to an anti-marriage editorial in the San Diego Union-Tribune
  • A response to an anti-marriage, anti-marriage-amendment editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer
  • A complaint about disrespectful language in a marriage article in Time Magazine
  • A letter about religious diversity and marriage to the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
  • A letter about religious diversity and marriage to the Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
  • A thank you for an extremely lucid discussion of the Federal Marriage Amendment to a columnist at the Arizona Republic
  • A response to an anti-marriage, anti-marriage-amendment editorial in the Denver Post
  • A letter about civil rights activists in the civil marriage struggle to the Fort Worth Star Telegram
  • A response to quotes from clergy who expressed support for the enforcement of religious doctrine through the U.S. Constitution in the Los Angeles Times

March 2004
  • A response to an anti-gay commentary by a deputy editor at The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
  • A letter regarding quotes from anti-gay religious leaders in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
  • A response to an anti-gay letter writer claiming to speak for Jews and Christians in the Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA)
  • A response to a very long anti-gay, anti-church-state-separation letter in the Mobridge (SD) Tribune
  • A response to an anti-gay, anti-church-state-separation letter in the Danville (KY) Advocate Messenger
  • A thank you for an article about diverse religious opinions on marriage to the Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch
  • A response to an article about diverse religions about marriage that included a quote from a rabbi claiming to speak for all Judaism in the (Frederick) Maryland Gazette
  • A response to an anti-marriage letter in the Aberdeen (SD) American News (published)
  • A response to anti-marriage quotes in the Riverside (CA) Press Enterprise
  • A letter to a columnist at the Boston Globe who was critical of extreme anti-gay signage
  • A response to an anti-marriage commentary from a deputy editor at The Oregonian
  • A thank you for a piece about African Americans, religion, and equal marriage rights for same-gender couples to a columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times
  • A response to an anti-marriage-supporters, pro-God letter in the Modesto (CA) Bee
  • A letter about civil rights, marriage, and religious motivation to the Jackson (TN) Sun
  • A letter about skin color, civil rights, religion and marriage to the Washington Post
  • A thank you for a piece about marriage to a columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer
  • A letter about elected officials criticizing minority religious beliefs to the Greenville (SC) News
  • A response to letters in the Baltimore Sun claiming that the equal marriage rights movement is not a civil rights movement because there has been no violent oppression

April 2004
  • A response to an article in the Vernon County Broadcaster of Viroqua, WI about the local school board's cancellation of Diversity Day
  • A response to anti-gay quotes in an article about opposition to "Issues Day" in The Morning Journal of Lisbon, OH.
  • A response to an anti-gay Bible-quoting letter in the Skagit Valley Herald of Mount Vernon, WA
  • A response to an article in The Post and Courier of Charleston, SC in which assertions by the Southern Baptist Convention about pro-gay activists were repeated as facts.
  • A response to an article in the Chicago Tribune about anti-gay religious attitudes in the South (as though such attitudes did not exist everywhere)
  • A response to a letter writer in The Statesman Journal of Salem, OR who claimed legalization of same-gender marriage would discriminate against same-gender couples with asexual relationships
  • A response to a pro-God, anti-marriage letter in the Providence Journal
  • A response to an anti-gay letter about sex, marriage, and ordination in the Yakima (WA) Herald-Republic.
  • A response to an anti-gay letter about orientation and religious identification in the Centralia (WA) Chronicle.
  • A letter about religious diversity and sexual orientation to the Zanesville (OH) Times Recorder.
  • A letter about homophobia, religious liberty, and civil rights to the Traverse City (MI) Record Eagle.
  • A letter about wedding announcement policies and religious diversity to the Seattle Times.

May 2004
  • A complaint to a columnist at The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot who said that marriage for same-gender couples was anti-religious.
  • A thank you to an editor of The Wichita (KS) Eagle for an editorial about religiously motivated oppression
  • A letter to the Rocky Mountain News regarding complaints from Focus on the Family regarding the use of the word "homophobia"
  • A response to a letter writer in the Everett (WA) Herald who complained about protestors outside the anti-gay rally at Safeco field
  • A letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding Gary Bauer's commentary about "heterosexual" marriage
  • A thank you to the Indianapolis Star for their article about Jesus MCC
  • A letter to the New York Times regarding anti-gay religious activists who insist that they aren't anti-gay
  • A letter to USA Today regarding a commentary by Tony Perkins of the FRC in which he complained that equal marriage rights for same-gender couples went against Webster's Dictionary
  • A letter to the Washington Post regarding a quote from an Orthodox Rabbi who asked why more religious leaders weren't protesting marriages in Massachusetts
  • A response to an anti-marriage commentary in The Oregonian

June 2004
  • A letter to natioanally syndicated advcice columnist Amy Dickinson regarding a column in which she apologized for calling people with anti-gay beliefs "bigots."
  • A response to a special-rights-for-heterosexuals letter in the Bremerton (WA) Sun
  • A response to a letter claiming to represent the views of all Christians regarding the nature of the Bible and marriage in the Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
  • A response to a letter about Fred Phelps, Matthew Shepard, marriage, and Christianity in the Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review
  • A response to an anti-equal-marriage-rights letter in the Arizona Republic
  • A response to quotes from the head of the anti-gay Article 8 Alliance of Massachusetts in The Times-Picayune of New Orleans
  • A letter about public school students wearing anti-gay Christian t-shirts to the San Diego Union-Tribune
  • A thank you to the Fargo Forum for mentioning the participation of churches in Fargo's first pride parade (published)
  • A response to a letter about religious opposition to equal marriage rights in The Repository of Canton, OH
  • A response to an anti-marriage letter in the Santa Maria (CA) Times
  • A response to a letter in The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, VA that quoted from the Radical Religious Right American College of Pediatricians (published)
  • A response to a pro-civil-marriage, anti-religious-marriage editorial in the Paragould (AR) Daily Press
  • A response to an article about the Utah Pride Festival in The Salt Lake City Tribune
  • A response to an anti-marriage-equality letter in the Brownsville (TX) Herald
  • A letter to the Rapid City (SD) Journal regarding their decision to publish an "Adam and Steve" letter
  • A letter to the Eastern Arizona Courier regarding an article about diversity of relgious opinion over equal marriage rights that did not include a single pro-marriage quote

July 2004
  • A letter about an anti-gay Baptist quote in the Chicago Tribune
  • A response to anti-gay ordination editorial in The Index-Journal of Greenwood, SC
  • A response to an article about an anti-gay church sign in The Palladium-Times of Oswego, NY
  • A response to a marriage article in The Salt Lake Tribune which began "Utahns will have to choose between compassion and religion…"
  • A response to an anti-same-gender-parents column in the Orlando Sentinel
  • A response to an article in the in the San Luis Obispo County (CA) Tribune in which a minister said that marriage for same-gender couples was a form of terrorism
  • A thank you to the Los Angeles Times for an editorial in favor of equal marriage rights and church-state separation
  • A response to an article about a minister who supports the Federal Marriage Amendment in The News Journal of Wilmington, DE
  • A thank you for a pro-equal-marriage-rights editorial in the Minneapolis, MN Star Tribune
  • A response to a pro-Federal-Marriage-Amendment editorial in the Bowling Green (KY) Daily News
  • A response to an anti-Federal-Marriage-Amendment not-quite-pro-marriage editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer

August 2004
  • A thank you for a religious liberty protection editorial in The Des Moines Register
  • A response to a commentary in the News-Leader of Springfield, MO about how marriage has always been for same-gender couples (published)
  • A response to a quote in the New York Daily News from a minister who claimed that a rally against equal marriage rights was not an anti-gay rally
  • A response to a New York Times letter claiming marriage has always been for mixed-gender couples
  • A letter to the Delaware County Daily Times regarding a commentary by and an editorial about, Michael Marcavage of Repent America.
  • A letter to the Boca Raton News regarding a statement that the MCC is the only Christian denomination that ministers to GLBT people.

September 2004
  • A response to a column about elected officials and religious belief in the Philadelphia Daily News
  • A letter about equal marriage rights and religion to the Billings (MT) Gazette
  • A response to an anti-pro-gay-Christian column in The Charlotte Observer
  • A response to a misleading headline about the P&G Boycott in the Cincinnati Enquirer

October 2004
  • A response to an anti-marriage letter in the Danville (KY) Advocate Messenger
  • A letter about the existence of pro-GLBT religious organizations, congregations and clergy to the UCLA Daily Bruin
  • A response to an editor's column about what he called "junk theology" in the Portland (ME) Press Herald
  • A response to an interview with an anti-gay minister in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • A response to a "Judeo-Christian marriage" letter in The Statesman Journal of Salem, OR
  • A letter to the St. Joseph, MI Herald-Palladium regarding their characterization of anti-gay-rights activist Alveda Celeste King
  • A response to an article about an anti-gay religious rally in the Bowling Green (KY) Daily News
  • A response to a positive headline on a story about an anti-gay religious rally in The Sun Herald of Biloxi, MS

November 2004
  • A response to letters about the definition of "marriage" in the St. Petersburg (FL) Times
  • A response to a column about Christianity, homosexuality and abortion in the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

December 2004
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