REAL LONE RANGER: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN U.S. MARSHALL WHO LIVED WITH NATIVE AMERICANS

November 5, 2013

From Political Blind Spot: “The real ‘Lone Ranger,’ it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story, including his ethnicity. The basics remained the same: a lawman hunting bad guys, accompanied by a Native American, riding on a white horse, and with a silver trademark….” (Link below) …

http://politicalblindspot.com/the-real-lone-ranger-was-an-african-american-lawman-who-lived-with-native-american-indians/

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DEFIANT UNITED METHODIST BISHOP PERFORMS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

November 3, 2013

From the Center for Investigative Reporting: …”San Francisco’s former United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert gave a sermon at the denomination’s global conference last year, urging pastors to defy church law by performing same-sex wedding ceremonies. On Saturday, Talbert answered that call himself, performing a ceremony for parishioners Bobby Prince and Joe Openshawnear Birmingham, Ala. Church leaders predict that Talbert’s action will aggravate a conflict between conservative and liberal factions of the United Methodist Church – one of the last mainline Protestant denominations that bans same-sex marriage…” (Link below)

http://www.sfgate.com/lgbt/article/Defiant-Methodist-bishop-fuels-gay-marriage-battle-4930989.php

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