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Brazil's Supreme Court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes

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"A majority in Brazil's Supreme Court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes amid the rise of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro". https://www.sbs.com.au/news/brazil-court-makes-homo



"A majority in Brazil's Supreme Court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT gains. Six of the Supreme Federal Tribunal's 11 judges have voted in favour of the measure. The other five judges will vote in a June court session but the result will not be modified and will take effect after all the vote. Racism was made a crime in Brazil in 1989, with prison sentences of up to five years. The court's judges ruled homophobia should be framed within the racism law until congress approves legislation dealing with LGBT discrimination".

Pastoral Letter

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Pastoral Letter directed at all directly or indirectly taking part in the General Conference of the United Methodist Church

Greetings in Jesus Christ!
The Methodist Church IPEG - A Reconciling Church in Brazil through Pastor Marvel Souza greets all those involved in the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Grace and the Love of God shall always triumph over incredulity, prejudice, human judgement and religious tradition. Greater than any human decision is the Love that God places in our hearts, and His purpose is unshakeable. 
In the desire to comfort and strengthen each one of you, we share here a story of the brothers in faith (Hebrews 11:32-38) "Through faith they conquered kingdoms, brought about justice, realized promises, shut the mouths of lions, put out raging fires, escaped from the edge of the sword, found strength in weakness, were mighty in war, and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured and refus…