Category Archives: Spiritual/Religious

Is Celibacy the New Ex-Gay Ministry?


Irene Monroe | Huffington Post | August 12, 2014 Embracing celibacy as an appropriate religious duty for God-abiding LGBTQ Christians is now on the rise. No joke. Progress has been made on federal and state levels concerning LGBTQ civil rights, but … Continue reading

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Buddhist abbot Ajahn Brahm in Singapore: ‘Unacceptable’ that religion has been so cruel to LGBTIs


Sylvia Tan | Gay Star News | July 26, 2014 Ajahn Brahm, Abbott of the Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery in Serpentine, Western Australia, and Spiritual Patron of the Buddhist Fellowship in Singapore has urged followers to show respect, compassion and fairness to … Continue reading

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Vatican eases tone on gay and lesbian Catholics


Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau | Jume 27, 2014 REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – After getting feedback from the faithful about its teachings, the Vatican is taking a softer tone when it comes to the gay and lesbian community. … Continue reading

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Methodist Panel Reinstates Frank Schaefer, Who Was Defrocked Over Gay Wedding


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | June 24, 2014 A United Methodist Church panel on Tuesday reversed the conviction of Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked because he presided at the wedding of his gay son. According to the AP, the … Continue reading

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Task Force Hails Historic Presbyterian Church (USA) Marriage Decisions


MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Daley Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org Task Force Hails Historic Presbyterian Church (USA) Marriage Decisions WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 19, 2014: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is welcoming today’s overwhelming marriage equality votes by the … Continue reading

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Presbyterians Vote to Allow Same-Sex Marriages


LAURIE GOODSTEIN | New York Times | June 19, 2014 Commissioners at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly on Thursday. The gathering approved a change in the definition of marriage. Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Times DETROIT — The … Continue reading

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Mormon Leader Reiterates Church’s Opposition To Marriage Equality


Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | April 6, 2014 A top leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reiterated the church’s opposition to gay marriage. During his Saturday address at the church’s biannual general conference, Neil … Continue reading

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Anti-gay pastor who prayed for Obama’s death demands silence from women in church


Scott Kaufman | Raw Story | March 24, 2014 On Sunday, a pastor in Phoenix, Arizona implored his female congregants not to say “amen” in church. Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church garnered national attention in 2009 … Continue reading

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Westboro Baptist Church Responds to Phelps’ Death: ’Thank God’


Jason St. Amand | Edge Boston | March 21, 2014 News broke Thursday that the former leader of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., died shortly after midnight at the age of 84. Now, members of the “God … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama Says No Problem With Gay Marriage


Associated Press | South Florida Gay News | March 7, 2014 The Dalai Lama has thrown his moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying he was not bothered by consensual sex among people from other traditions. In an … Continue reading

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