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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.

Nonbelievers Across Africa Risk Freedom and Family Support

Nonbelievers Across Africa Risk Freedom and Family Support

By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu | Dec 19, 2021

In some African nations, coming out as an atheist carries the death penalty — and many nonbelievers live secretive, closeted lives.

Vatican Official Apologizes for Taking Down LGBTQ Resource

Vatican Official Apologizes for Taking Down LGBTQ Resource

By Nicole Winfield | Dec 13, 2021

A Vatican official apologized to a leading Catholic LGBTQ advocacy group for having yanked a reference to it from the Vatican website, saying he realized the move caused pain and that the Catholic Church does indeed want to include gays and hear from them

Interfaith Coalition Urges Louis Vuitton to Shed Fur Items

Interfaith Coalition Urges Louis Vuitton to Shed Fur Items

Dec 10, 2021

A group of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders is urging luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton to stop using animal fur in its clothing and other products.

Michigan Diocese: Transgender People must 'Repent' to be Baptized

Michigan Diocese: Transgender People must 'Repent' to be Baptized

Dec 10, 2021

A Catholic diocese in Michigan is asking its pastors to deny baptism, confirmation and other sacraments to transgender and nonbinary people unless they have "repented," a policy that's possibly the most sweeping of its kind in the U.S.

Joining Drag Queens on HBO's 'We're Here' Costs Indiana Pastor His Job

Joining Drag Queens on HBO's 'We're Here' Costs Indiana Pastor His Job

By David Crary | Dec 8, 2021

The Rev. Craig Duke has been a Methodist minister for three decades but his pastoral duties have now been terminated after appearing in drag alongside prominent drag queens in the HBO reality series "We're Here."

Plumber's Find Possibly Tied to 2014 Texas Megachurch Theft

Plumber's Find Possibly Tied to 2014 Texas Megachurch Theft

By Juan A. Lozano | Dec 4, 2021

For more than seven years, no one has known what happened to $600,000 in checks and cash that was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch,

'It's a Mary Special,' Says Milo Yiannopoulos Pushing Religious Items on Shopping Network

'It's a Mary Special,' Says Milo Yiannopoulos Pushing Religious Items on Shopping Network

Nov 17, 2021

Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is now selling religious items on a Catholic shopping network.

Pope Honors Catholic Priests, Nuns who Cared for HIV Victims

Pope Honors Catholic Priests, Nuns who Cared for HIV Victims

Nov 15, 2021

Pope Francis has paid tribute to Catholic priests, nuns and laypeople who helped care for people with HIV and AIDS during the early period of the epidemic in the U.S. "at great risk to their profession and reputation."

US Catholic Bishops May Dodge Rebuke of Biden Over Abortion

US Catholic Bishops May Dodge Rebuke of Biden Over Abortion

By David Crary | Nov 14, 2021

While some US Catholic bishops continue to denounce President Joe Biden for his support of legal abortion, their conference as a whole is likely to avoid direct criticism of him at its upcoming national meeting.

Religion's Blessing and Curse for LGBTQ South African Migrants

Religion's Blessing and Curse for LGBTQ South African Migrants

Nov 8, 2021

A researcher explores how South African LGBTQ+ migrants' faith has evolved over time and how religion has shaped their experiences of displacement.

Watch: Beloved Catholic School Music Teacher Fired for Marrying His Partner

Watch: Beloved Catholic School Music Teacher Fired for Marrying His Partner

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 27, 2021

A beloved Catholic school music teacher in Queens, New York, has lost his job because he married his partner.

Biden to Meet with Pope Francis to Discuss COVID-19, Climate

Biden to Meet with Pope Francis to Discuss COVID-19, Climate

By Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 14, 2021

President Joe Biden is set to meet Pope Francis when he visits the Vatican later this month as part of a five-day swing through Italy and the U.K. for global economic and climate change meetings.

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