(RNS) — Where many conservative Christian leaders denounce LGBT identity, many are unwilling to do the relational work of walking alongside same-sex-attracted Christians as they attempt a very difficult thing: lifelong celibacy.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — Those who study the issue say it's hard to tell exactly how such rules governing adoption affect the numbers of children placed in 'forever' homes.
(RNS) — After his talk, I hoped to ask Father Martin to say more about his pastoral recommendations for LGBT Catholics.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It's rare for a priest to come out. The Rev. Gregory Greiten said he revealed his sexual orientation because he wants to be a role model for others.
(RNS) — 'I know this may sound crazy to those who still harbor deep spiritual and psychological wounds from 'church hurt' around their sexuality, but I urge you to trust and believe that although some humans may have harmed you, G-d, however, is still seeking to be reconciled with you through unconditional love,' writes F. Romall Smalls.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS) — 'The church knew we were in a gay relationship, but preachers used to indirectly attack us each time they stood to preach,' said Liberty Siziba, whose partner died of AIDS.
ROME (AP) — The Italian journalist who was put on trial by the Vatican for publishing confidential documents has penned a new book alleging a host of Catholic sins, including gay sex in the dormitory of the Vatican's youth seminary.
(RNS) — 'A spate of recent events suggests that LGBT-affirming voices within religious communities are more emboldened and confident than ever,' writes Jacob Lupfer. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) — Prominent pastors are finding themselves on the hot seat thanks to a new group's efforts to call out leaders who lack clear stances, writes Jonathan Merritt. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) — Why do these conflicts — over same-sex marriage, transgender people and the ordination of openly gay people — keep popping up in Christianity?
LONDON (RNS) — But will they convince young people it’s a 21st-century institution they want to join?
(Reuters) Opponents said they will likely seek to overturn the decision, arguing that the measure, backed by Christian groups, allowed for sweeping discrimination.
(RNS) White evangelical Protestants and Mormons showed the highest rates of approval for those who cite their religious belief as the basis for denying service to gays — but still less than a majority within those two groups hold this opinion.
(REUTERS) 'I seem to be the subject of suspicion because of what I believe and who my faith is in,' Tim Farron said. 'In which case we are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant, liberal society.'
(RNS) Nicolosi has now crossed over into eternity. I imagine he is shocked to find LGBT people there, too.