The Shield

Same-sex marriage ban blurs church’s future

Same-sex marriage ban blurs church's future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 22, 2019

Becoming an LGBTQ clergywoman in the United Methodist Church is not an option for Emma Loane. Loane, a former youth pastor at Newburgh United Methodist Church, said she was sad about the UMC General Conference vote last month to strengthen it’s ban on same-sex marriages and LGBTQ clergy but not o...

‘All I see is Christian’

'All I see is Christian'

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 24, 2016

President Linda Bennett announced at the beginning of the semester that the university will focus on the concept of “civility.” Bennett said this focus promotes healthy discussion despite critical differences in opinion, beliefs and culture. This week, The Shield explored religious civility on camp...

Evangelists draw crowd to USI’s free speech zone

Street evangelist James Gilles (left) preaches to a crowd on campus Monday, which prompted USI student Spencer Kiessling (right) to create the sign he’s holding.

James Vaughn

September 23, 2013

Street evangelist James Gilles, better known as Brother Jim, preached about homosexuality, “whores” and President Barack Obama, among other things, Monday and Tuesday in USI’s free speech zone. The Evansville native, dressed in a suit, began passing out brochures titled “The Jim Gille...

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