Category Archives: Spiritual/Religious

Pope redefines marriage


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | September 15, 2014 Pope Francis has redefined marriage within the Catholic Church, blessing 20 couples at the Vatican that would have been banned under previous doctrine. He welcomed 40 people from different social … Continue reading

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Religious Acceptance Of Gays Is On The Rise, Duke Study


Antonia Blumberg | Huffington Post | September 12, 2014 Religious congregations are warming up to LGBT issues more and more, according to the results of a recent study out of Duke University. Conducted by Duke sociology professor Mark Chaves, the National … Continue reading

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Tennessee Pastor Robert Gallaty Suggests Gays ‘Must be Put to Death’ or Remain Celebate


Curtis M. Wong | Huffington Post | September 9, 2014 A conservative Tennessee pastor is making headlines after footage of a sermon in which he implied that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people should be put to death surfaced … Continue reading

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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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