Category Archives: Spiritual/Religious

Separating Church and State Still an Issue in the US


Eleanor J. Bader | Truthout | November 8, 2014 The Ave Maria Church in Ave Maria, Florida. Ave Marie is among several US towns that raise important concerns about the separation between church and state. (Photo: Gabi Lamberti) It bills itself as … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Caring for the Poor Does Not Make You a Communist”


Kashmira Gander | The Independent | Reader Supported News | Novmeber 4, 2014 ope Francis has once again rejected claims that his concern for the poor and criticisms of capitalism make him a communist, by declaring that he is merely following … Continue reading

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Revised Vatican report tones down supportive language on gays and lesbians


Andrew Potts | Gay Star News | October 17, 2014 The Vatican press office has released a new English translation of a report on how the Catholic Church should approach gays and lesbians and people in same-sex marriages which tones … Continue reading

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This cardinal thinks gays are ‘marvellous’ as couples support each other when they’re sick


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | October 17, 2014 Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said he knows some ‘marvellous’ gays. Speaking to journalists yesterday (16 October), he was asked for an example of the ‘gifts and qualities’ gay people … Continue reading

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A ‘Pastoral Earthquake’: Catholic Church Proposes Extraordinary Shift on Gays and Lesbians


Judd Legum | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | October 16, 2014 panel of high-ranking Catholic officials has proposed a dramatic change in the way the church treats gays and lesbians. The group of Cardinals, known as a synod, suggested the … Continue reading

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These Pro-Gay Evangelicals Think They Know How To Save The Megachurch


Lila Shapiro | Huffington Post | September 30, 2014 The mission is at once incredibly modest and completely radical. But Brandan Robertson, the 22-year-old spokesman for Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, a new group whose very name sounds like an oxymoron, has … Continue reading

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Pamphlet shows parents how to teach kids about homosexuality without turning them gay


Scott Kaufman | Raw Story | September 27, 2014 Pre-School Children In The Classroom With The Teacher (Shutterstock) The Friendly Atheist reports that the conservative group Focus on the Family has released a pamphlet that teaches Christian parents how to talk … Continue reading

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Montana Catholic church bans aging gay couple after they marry to protect assets


David Edwards | Raw Story | September 23, 2014 Tom Wojtowick, 66, and Paul Huff, 73, speak to KULR (screen grab) A Montana couple spoke out this week after their priest banned them from church activities because he heard a “rumor” … Continue reading

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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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