When the repressive, antigay policies of the Mormon church were leaked to the media, rates of LGBT teen homelessness and suicide skyrocketed.
Even those who aren't religious should pay attention to whether the Methodists move in the direction of tolerance and love.
The Missouri bill would have asked voters in November to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.
Aaron and Melissa Klein, who refused to provide a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding, are appealing a state agency's finding that they committed unlawful discrimination.
The wedding comes just weeks before Methodist leaders from around the world meet to discuss church regulations.
After hearing a cashier allegedly demean gays at a New Orleans store, a customer came out and then was promptly refused service, she says.
The First Lady delivered an impassioned commencement speech at Jackson State University, blasting Mississippi's new anti-LGBT "religious freedom" bill and telling grads to defend gay and trans rights.