(RNS) A sampling of religious response to the Boys Scouts of America’s drop of its ban on gay adult leaders.
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(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.
(RNS) Nigerian Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon’s appointment has drawn criticism from gay groups who pointed out that he has a history of anti-gay statements.
While lawmakers debate changes in the law, The Indianapolis Star published a page one editorial in huge type, headlined “FIX THIS NOW.”
LOS ANGELES –The ballot initiative is given no chance of becoming law, but it gives sponsors a means to attract attention to their proposal. The initiative would authorize the killing of gays and lesbians “by bullets to the head” or “any other convenient method.”
(Reuters) Opponents called it a “religious discrimination bill” which would allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against gays and others on religious grounds.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Taking aim at the Boy Scouts of America’s continuing ban on gay adult leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder called the prohibition “a relic of an age of prejudice and insufficient understanding.”