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Mormons Lower Temperature on Hot-Button Issues at Conference

Mormons Lower Temperature on Hot-Button Issues at Conference

By Sam Metz | Apr 3, 2022

Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed COVID-19, the church's support of non-discrimination laws, war in Ukraine & legacies of racism at the faith's first in-person conference since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Catholic Cardinal Calls for Reprimand of Cardinal, Bishop for Comments on LGBTQ+ Doctrine

Catholic Cardinal Calls for Reprimand of Cardinal, Bishop for Comments on LGBTQ+ Doctrine

Mar 17, 2022

Cardinal George Pell has called for the Vatican's doctrine office reprimand two leading European Catholic churchmen who called for changes in Catholic teaching on sexuality and homosexuality.

Watch: Veteran Professor Fired from Christian University after Gay Man of Faith Addresses Students

Watch: Veteran Professor Fired from Christian University after Gay Man of Faith Addresses Students

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 16, 2022

Universities supposedly muzzling free speech is a perennial right-wing complaint — but all it took was an out Christian speaker addressing a class to prompt a tenured professor's firing at a Christian university.

Biblical Law out of Context as Russian Orthodox Head Blames Pride Parades for Ukraine Invasion

Biblical Law out of Context as Russian Orthodox Head Blames Pride Parades for Ukraine Invasion

By Samuel L. Boyd, University of Colorado | Mar 13, 2022

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church said Ukrainian acceptance of gay rights was a reason for Russia's invasion; few readers of the Bible realize the laws in biblical times worked differently than today.

Russian Orthodox Church Leader: Blame Pride Parades for Invasion of Ukraine

Russian Orthodox Church Leader: Blame Pride Parades for Invasion of Ukraine

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 8, 2022

The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church seems to think Pride parades are the reason Russia has invaded Ukraine.

Methodist Conservatives to Launch Breakaway Group in May

Methodist Conservatives to Launch Breakaway Group in May

By Peter Smith | Mar 4, 2022

A group of theologically conservative United Methodists plans to launch a new worldwide denomination on May 1, impatient to get started after yet another pandemic-related delay to a formalized divorce agreement with their denomination.

Black Gay Priest in NYC Challenges Catholicism from Within

Black Gay Priest in NYC Challenges Catholicism from Within

By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu | Feb 13, 2022

Parishioners worshipping at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Harlem are greeted by a framed portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. -- a Baptist minister named after a rebellious 16th century German priest excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

Spanish Ombudsman Set to Probe Church Sex Abuse

Spanish Ombudsman Set to Probe Church Sex Abuse

By Joseph Wilson | Feb 6, 2022

Spain's prime minister wants to task the nation's ombudsman with the country's first official investigation into the depth of sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic clergy.

U.S. Jews Talk Identity, Holocaust after Goldberg's Remarks

U.S. Jews Talk Identity, Holocaust after Goldberg's Remarks

By Luis Andres Henao, Peter Smith, and David Crary | Feb 6, 2022

The uproar over Whoopi Goldberg's remarks about the Holocaust has catalyzed somber reflections by many American Jews about not only the legacy of the Holocaust but anti-Jewish discrimination in the U.S.

Vatican, Italy Bishop Slam "Profane" Sanremo Performance

Vatican, Italy Bishop Slam "Profane" Sanremo Performance

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 2, 2022

The Vatican and an Italian Catholic bishop on Wednesday protested a performance at Italy's Sanremo music festival that featured a "profane" faux baptism on stage, lamenting in particular that it was broadcast on public television.

Pope Francis to Parents: Accept Your Gay Kids

Pope Francis to Parents: Accept Your Gay Kids

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26, 2022

Pope Francis offered some advice to parents with gay children: Don't condemn them.

Report on Sexual Abuse in German Diocese Faults Retired Pope

Report on Sexual Abuse in German Diocese Faults Retired Pope

By Geir Moulson | Jan 20, 2022

A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s.

Anti-Gay Preacher: Is It Better to Be A Gay Slut or A Straight Slut?

Anti-Gay Preacher: Is It Better to Be A Gay Slut or A Straight Slut?

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 17, 2022

Pure Life Ministries founder and president Steve Gallagher asks whether promiscuity worse if you're gay or straight.

Polish Catholic Church Argues 12-Year Old Sex Abuse Victim Was Willing Participant

Polish Catholic Church Argues 12-Year Old Sex Abuse Victim Was Willing Participant

Jan 15, 2022

Is being gay a mitigating factor in sexual abuse cases? That is the argument of Polish Catholic Church officials in a case of a 48-year old man who has sued the church over sexual abuse as a 12-year old in 1984.

'These Messages Are Not Okay': Colton Underwood Strikes Back at Christian Critics

'These Messages Are Not Okay': Colton Underwood Strikes Back at Christian Critics

Dec 28, 2021

In an emotional post, Colton Underwood pushed back on Christians who criticize his being gay.

1st US Gay Bishop Remembers Tutu's Generosity, Kindness

1st US Gay Bishop Remembers Tutu's Generosity, Kindness

By Holly Ramer | Dec 26, 2021

Right Rev. Robinson, who in 2003 became the U.S. Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop, recalls the impact of Desmond Tutu.

Mormon Billionaire Leaves Faith, Rebukes LGBTQ+ Rights Stance

Mormon Billionaire Leaves Faith, Rebukes LGBTQ+ Rights Stance

Dec 25, 2021

An advertising-technology billionaire has formally resigned his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and rebuked the faith over social issues and LGBTQ rights in an unusual public move.

A Poll Asks: Should Santa Claus Be Gay?

A Poll Asks: Should Santa Claus Be Gay?

By Emell Adolphus | Dec 24, 2021

Fewer than half of the respondents in a new poll said that they thought it was "acceptable" for Santa Claus to be depicted as gay.

St. Anthony Shrine Displays AIDS Memorial Quilt as Part of LGBTQ Spirituality Ministry

St. Anthony Shrine Displays AIDS Memorial Quilt as Part of LGBTQ Spirituality Ministry

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 20, 2021

Boston's St. Anthony Shrine starts a new tradition this December, displaying a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Troops Find Religious Exemption for Vaccines Unattainable

Troops Find Religious Exemption for Vaccines Unattainable

By Lolita C. Baldour | Dec 19, 2021

More than 12,000 military service members refusing the COVID-19 vaccine are seeking religious exemptions, and so far they are having zero success.

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