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Same-Sex Marriage Discussed at Forum

Contact: Craig Cable, Lifetree Café, 970-292-4697

LOVELAND, Colo., Oct. 18, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The topic of same-sex marriage will be explored at Lifetree Café community forums from coast to coast during the week of October 28, 2012.

The program, titled "Same Sex Marriage: When Rights, Morals, and Love Collide," provides an opportunity to discuss how same-sex marriages are affecting families and society.

An exclusive filmed interview with Rob Reider, the Ohio father of singer Katie Reider, documents his reaction to discovering his daughter's plan to marry her female partner.

Rob Reider had been an outspoken Christian critic of homosexuality and same-sex marriages. "At that point in my life I wasn't ready to say the union between Katie and Karen was marriage," said Reider. His relationship with his daughter chilled until she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

"This topic often prompts confrontation, not conversation," said Lifetree Café national director Craig Cable. "We'll host an opportunity for open and civil dialogue on the societal and spiritual implications of same-sex marriage."

Lifetree Café is a national network of venues where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

Lifetree Café locations and times may be found at lifetreecafe.com.