(RNS) Some clerics said Obama’s statements on gays spoiled the welcome religious leaders and their followers could have accorded the first African-American president.
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(RNS) Almost 50 percent of gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender adults say they have no religious affiliation, compared to 20 percent of the general population.
(RNS) North America, Europe and Latin America accept homosexuality, a Pew survey finds. African nations and predominantly Muslim nations do not.
(RNS) As the Boy Scouts of America considers whether to change its membership policy to admit gay members, some alternative church-based groups are fielding inquiries from people concerned about the action.
(RNS) Conservative and liberal religious leaders may not often agree on much, but both are expressing displeasure with the Boy Scouts’ proposal to accept gay members but continue to reject gay leaders.
The Boy Scouts’ potential policy shift to allow gay members and leaders raises a question about another group shut out of Scouting: atheists, who decline to say the Boy Scout Oath because it references God.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) After years of tension between Mormons and gay rights activists — with political action and theological pronouncements on one side, protests and pain on the other — the gulf between the two groups has begun to narrow. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
CHARLOTTE (RNS) On the night the Democrats became the first major U.S. political party to endorse gay marriage, some convention delegates remembered how it used to be — back in high school, back in the closet, back in the days when, as one said, “you're scared because it's not OK to be who you are.” By Rick Hampson.
(RNS) For the second time in less than a year, Gallup reported that a majority of Americans would vote for an atheist for president. Then again, atheists are running behind every other group, including gays and Muslims. By Kimberly Winston.