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Homosexuality And Morality To Be Debated

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22 We encourage our readers to make a promise to themselves: attend some of the outstanding events scheduled for April. "Homosexuality & Christianity: A public Debate on the Morality Que3tion" is scheduled for Friday April 8, 7-9:30 pm, continuing Saturday April 9, 9:30 am-5 pm . The debate will be held in Aud. 3 of the Modern Languages Bldg., at S. Thayer & E. Washington. Issues to be addressed inc lude: What is the basis of morality? What does this basis teach us about homosexuality? How should the Church and the State respond? Speakers scheduled for the debate: George F. Beals, MA, Minister with and repre3enting the Saline Church of Christ; Thomas F. Saffold, M.Div., local American Baptist Pastor and activist; and Fran Mayes, MS, MTS, Pastor of North Rome Baptist Church, Onsted, and member of Tree of Life MCC, Ypsilanti. Lesbigay Asian students will speak about their concerns on Saturday April 9 at workshops included in the Midwest Asian American Student Union Spring Conference. Student3, cali 761-8348 or e-mail to obtain nformation about registering for the conference. "Stonewall Washtenaw," a new group organizing to combat homophobic hara33ment, discrimination, and assault in Washtenaw County, will hold its second meeting at Common Language Bookstore on Sunday April 1 7 at 1 1 am. Please bring food or drink for the potluck brunch! The LesbianGay MaleBisexual Programs Office is sponsoring an end-of-term Open House at LGMBPO on Tuesday April 19, 5-7 pm. Please come celébrate the end of the Winter term, the achievements of lesbigay graduating students, and, we hope, the enduring presence of spring. After the Open House, be sure to attend the debate between Morton Downey Jr., televisioncommentator, and Dave Pallone, a major league baseball umpire who was removed from his employment because of management's concerns about his sexual orientation. Pallone and Downey have spoken to many receptive audiences across the country, debating their positions on "gay rights." The April 19 program is scheduled for 8 pm at the Power Center, Fletcher at E. Washington. There will be a $5 admission charge. The Univereity Activities Center is sponsoring the debate, with the help of LGMBPO. A weekend speaker-training workshop, "Opening Hearts & Minds: Towards a Non-Violent Response to Homophobia," is scheduled for April 30, 9 am-5 pm, and continuing Sunday May 1,1-5 pm. The training ' will use nonviolent speech techniques to créate community dialogues about sexual orientation. Special attention will be given to fostering dialogue within communities of faith. The workshop 3 presented by the Michigan Office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in conjunction with Love Makes a Family, of Portland, Oregon. For more information, or to register by phone, cali Robert at 761 -8283. For all other events, cali LGMBPO at 763-4186 for nformation. Congratulations and good luck, graduating students! May you continue to help créate a world that is accepting and supportive of all of us! Gay Liberation Front's Purpose is to provide information, counseling, and related social services for people concerned about sexual orientation. Among the many services we provide, we maintain a hotline for crisis intervention, peer counseling and referral. Gay Uberation Front, co 3116 Michigan Union, 530 S. State, Ann Arbor, Ml 48109-1349; 763-4186.


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