Our current campaigns

Tell ICELeave our churches alone

Posted: March 10, 2017

Immigration agents are supposed to avoid churches - but now that Donald Trump is president, they've apparently decided that it's okay to lie in wait outside a church and indiscriminately detain those leaving it.

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So far: 26,767 signatures

Tell NPRDon't let anti-gay hate group speak for Christians

Posted: Dec. 12, 2015

When NPR decided to cover a legal debate over the adoption rights of same-sex couples, it turned to an anti-gay hate group spokesperson who described his position as "the view of most orthodox Christians," insulting the overwhelming majority of Christians who don't share their hateful views.

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So far: 23,706 signatures

Tell Indiana archbishopDon't let anti-Muslim bigotry stop the church from helping refugees

Posted: Dec. 5, 2015

Catholic Charities in Indianapolis had courageously committed to help resettle a Syrian refugee family -- but now the governor is publicly pressuring the local archbishop to back down. If Archbishop Tobin is forced to give in to xenophobia, it could unleash a tsunami of political pressure to stop helping refugee families who desperately need our Christian compassion.

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So far: 18,365 signatures

Tell Catholic bishopsStopping gun violence is a "pro-life" voting issue

Posted: Nov. 13, 2015

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich says the United States bishops need to take a cue from Pope Francis's condemnation of weapons trafficking and make gun control a key Catholic priority for 2016. This week's bishops meeting could be a pivotal moment, so it's time to show how many Christians are praying that the bishops will use their influence to take a stand.

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So far: 17,263 signatures

Add your nameJesus doesn't care about Starbucks cups

Posted: Nov. 9, 2015

Jesus doesn't care whether Starbucks cups have the word "Christmas" on them. But the religious right will seize on anything, no matter how silly, to paint themselves as victims. And since "controversies" like these generate clicks, the media is eating up the story.

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So far: 18,253 signatures

Tell GOP candidatesCancel appearance at Iowa pastor's "kill the gays" conference.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2015

Leading Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to speak at a religious-right conference in Iowa whose organizer says the government should put gays to death. Pastor Kevin Swanson's anti-gay rhetoric runs contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and appearing at his "National Religious Liberties Conference" is no way to curry Christian support

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So far: 17,452 signatures

Tell Tony CampoloThank you for standing up for gay couples and families.

Posted: June 9, 2015

In a career of almost six decades, Tony Campolo has become one of America's most influential preachers. Recently he announced, "I am finally ready to call for the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the Church." Sure enough, he's under attack from anti-gay leaders accusing him of "apostasy" and "offending the Lord."

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So far: 17,221 signatures

Tell President ObamaDon't deport Pastor Max Villatoro

Posted: March 11, 2015

Max Villatoro is the pastor of First Mennonite Church in Iowa City. Born in Honduras, he has lived in the United States for more than 20 years, and has four children who are U.S. citizens. But now Pastor Max has been locked up by immigration authorities, and could be deported.

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So far: 17,203 signatures

Tell Cincinnati archdioceseAbandon "Don't say gay" teacher contract

Posted: April 7, 2014

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has a new teacher contract that not only bans teachers from leading a "homosexual lifestyle", but also prohibits "public support" for any position contradicting official church policies. It’s time to put a stop to this right-wing crackdown and listen to Pope Francis's call for a new tone.

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So far: 22,418 signatures

Tell Illinois MayorLet church reopen its doors to the homeless

Posted: March 24, 2014

All winter, the Apostolic Pentecostal Church has opened its doors to the homeless when temperatures fell below freezing, sheltering nearly 50 people per night. But the city of Rockford recently cited the church for zoning violations and demanded that they stop this ministry – a decision that could cost lives.

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So far: 26,619 signatures

Tell New Jersey ArchbishopDrop your plans for a huge retirement mansion

Posted: March 5, 2014

In a recent speech, Pope Francis suggested he wants bishops who are "animated by inner poverty, the freedom of the Lord and also by outward simplicity and austerity of life." Meanwhile, the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey has decided spend at least $500,000 to add another pool and elevator to his retirement mansion.

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So far: 24,750 signatures

Tell bishopDon't fire Catholic teacher for becoming pregnant

Posted: Feb. 12, 2014

In the Pope Francis era, you'd think that an unmarried woman who becomes pregnant and decides to have the baby, rather than have an abortion, would have the support of her church. Unfortunately for this Montana Catholic school teacher, keeping her baby has cost her her job.

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So far: 21,817 signatures

Tell bishopDon't let priests deny communion to gays and lesbians

Posted: Feb. 7, 2014

Carol Parker and her mother were long-time congregants at St. Columban Catholic Church, so when her mother died, it was only natural that her funeral would be held there. Carol never guessed that she’d be denied communion at her mother’s funeral Mass simply because she's a lesbian.

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Tell Methodist bishopLet this church have their gay choir director back

Posted: Jan. 23, 2014

The gay choir director at an Indiana church can't get his job back because the new pastor is unwilling to work with him, even though he is beloved by the congregation. Methodist officials admit they have no rules against hiring gay staff, but so far they haven't listened to pro-equality congregants who ‘want their church back.’

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So far: 20,930 signatures

Posted: Dec. 17, 2013

Pope Francis is inspiring Catholics and non-Catholics alike with his powerful example of what it means to follow Jesus and work for a more caring and just society. For a limited time, we're offering a free "This pope gives me hope" sticker to anyone who wants one.

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Cardinal Dolan, it's time to resign

Posted: July 3, 2013

The nation's top-ranking Catholic bishop secretly moved millions of dollars into a cemetery trust fund in order to shield the money from lawsuits filed by victims of clergy sexual abuse -- and then lied about it. For the sake of the church, he must immediately resign.

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So far: 17,932 signatures

Tell CNNHate group leader doesn't speak for Christians

Posted: June 27, 2013

Even as church bells rang out to celebrate a victory for equality, CNN once again turned to a hate-group leader to speak on behalf of America's Christians. Tony Perkins doesn't speak for us, and CNN needs to stop giving him a platform to spread anti-gay hate.

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So far: 34,307 signatures

Tell ESPNDon't use the Bible to gay bash athletes

Posted: April 30, 2013

When Jason Collins became the first openly gay player in the NBA, he emphasized the importance of his Christian faith. But an ESPN sportscaster went on the attack, saying "I wouldn't characterize that person as a Christian." Tell ESPN to take Chris Broussard off the air!

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So far: 25,737 signatures

Banned from volunteering at church

Posted: April 10, 2013

Nicholas Coppola has always been out at church, but once he got married the bishop banned him from volunteering. Join us in telling the bishop to let Nicholas resume volunteering -- and let faithful gay and lesbian Catholics participate fully in parish life.

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So far: 19,551 signatures