Weeks before she had any reason to know the name Tyler Clementi, the Rev. Audrey M. Connor was planning a celebratory day of worship at her church in Lynchburg, Va. It would take place this Sunday, the eve of a gay-rights event called National Coming Out Day. There would be prayers, songs and testimonies by three congregants who had successfully emerged from the closet.
Then, late last month, Ms. Connor watched the first news alert about Mr. Clementi's suicide scroll across her computer screen. An 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers, Mr. Clementi jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge after, the police say, his dorm-room intimacies with another man were stealthily filmed and posted online by two classmates.
Those initial reports sprung loose shards of Ms. Connor's own memories and experiences, she recalled in a telephone interview this week. She thought back to being teased as her sixth-grade boyfriend's "boyfriend," fully 15 years before she broke cover as a lesbian. She thought back to a gay college classmate who once told her that if his family had kept a gun at home, he would have shot himself in high school to escape the hatred and ridicule. More...
..............................liberal clergy members firmly believe that the traditional condemnation of homosexuals and homosexuality in organized religion enables, indeed ratifies, the bigotry inflicted by peers. More...
................"Clergy have a key role," said the Rev. Pat Bumgardner, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church in Manhattan. "We have a chance to shape public opinion, people's willingness to wrestle with the diversity of God's creation. Pastors need to step up to the plate and speak about the wrongness of bullying, the wrongness of cruelty.
"There's no religion on the face of the earth that countenances the taunting to death of children."
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Friday 05/24/2013 Bobcat in PA
Nature Center---9:00-9:50 P.M.
The history, biology, and management of the bobcat in Pennsylvania will be explored. The presentation will include mounts, artifacts, and video clips of actual research in Tioga County. Jim Mucci
Saturday 05/25/2013 Rattlesnakes!
Nature Center 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Retired biology teacher Alan Puskar will provide a complete look at the state's largest venomous reptile. Using live rattlesnakes and other artifacts, he will provide factual information about this misunderstood reptile.
Sunday 05/26/2013 Canoe Tour
Beach Area 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Explore the history and management of our lake – all by canoe and a relaxed family setting. Boats, paddles, and PFD’s provided. PFD’s must be worn at all times. Limited space – registration required. Register at the park office. Jim Mucci
Sunday 05/26/2013 Way of a Trout
Nature Center 9:00 P.M.-9:50 P.M.
Watch a conservation classic which demonstrates the need for clean water by showing the life struggles of a huge rainbow trout. Excellent photography with many featured species found in our park. Jim Mucci
Monday 05/27/2013 Free Tackle Loaner Program – Fish for Free Day
Campsite #6 8:00 A.M. - Noon
FREE tackle loaner equipment is available by stopping by Campsite #6 - Host site between 8am and Noon. Rods and tackle combined with a PA Fish for Free Day make this an ideal setup for a family outing. Free tackle is available at other dates and times. Contact the park for more information.
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
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Dancing At Central Grange
There will be dancing once again to the music of the Traveling Grangers at Central Grange in Sweden Valley on Saturday, June 1. 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for ages 11 through 17. Food and beverages will also be available and probably a special PIE walk. Come one, come all and have a great time at the dance. For more information call or Email Ilene at (814) 274-9798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Alma Rod and Gun Club located in Alma NY, on Co RT 38 ,will be hosting, The 16th Annual Bud Brownell Kids fishing Derby. Age 13 and under.
This event will be held on June 8th 2013. Registration will begin @ 8:30 am fish to start at 9:00 am. Prizes will be handed out at noon. Lunch for the kids will be provided. There will be no charge for this event but donations are accepted.
The Grief Connection. You are not alone. Let us help you find hope and healing for the future. Charles Cole Memorial Hospital hosts a Bereavement Support Group EVERY Tuesday in the Champion Orthopedics waiting room. For more information, please call 274-0384 or Call June Buckler at 647-8616 or 544-1400 (work)
A cancer support group meets monthly on the third Monday at 7:00 pm.
Whether you were diagnosed last week, 6 months ago, or 10 years ago, we need you to become a part of our group. Family, Friends and caregivers welcome. Contact June Buckler, Facilitator, for more information. The group is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
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