(RNS) 'Where many people would say that they’re leaving Boy Scouts, we have many others that are saying that the Boy Scouts left them,' Trail Life USA's CEO said.
WINDHOEK, Namibia (RNS) Judgmental attitudes towards gays and lesbians are common in the nation’s Christian churches.
GABORONE, Botswana (Reuters) -- Steven Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida by saying "there's 50 less pedophiles in this world."
(RNS) The pastor of Tempe's Faithful Word Baptist Church was due to visit South Africa later this month for a series of evangelical events.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) The book, to be published in September, marks the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over.
(RNS) It is not clear whether his job is at risk, but his actions have ignited the ire of bishops, who reiterate that the Anglican Church in Kenya does not condone homosexuality.
(RNS) Of gays, the pope said. "...Let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and we are destined to receive his infinite love."
(RNS) Two decades ago Paul Sautter-Walker left because he felt the church rejected him when he came out as gay. Now, at 37, with a husband and four children, he wonders whether his return to the church of his youth was ill-fated to begin with.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The 62 bishops who have so far spoken pushed back strongly against remarks made by Hungary’s Cardinal Peter Erdo, who defended the church’s exclusion of divorced and remarried couples from receiving Communion.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Filial Appeal is one of a number of traditionalist groups holding meetings in Rome this week to voice their views. But for every such conference, another has organized by the opposite camp.
(RNS) The loss of the South American partnerships comes on top of the 50 U.S. congregations that formally split from the 1.8 million-member denomination since it allowed ministers to celebrate same-sex marriages.
(RNS) A sampling of religious response to the Boys Scouts of America’s drop of its ban on gay adult leaders.
(RNS) The policy change represents the end of a long and bitter struggle over whether to accept gay members that began more than two years ago when it allowed gay youths to participate, but not adults.
(RNS) Sermons are preached as if LGBT people don’t exist, as if we’re just theoretical ideas, as if we weren’t sitting in the pews.
(RNS) The petition to fire the teacher, titled "Stop Public Hate Speech of Teachers," was started by an alumnus and picked up steam after several celebrities called attention to it.