Robert Gates indicated that churches and other religious groups — which currently sponsor 70 percent of all Scout troops — would be able to “establish leadership standards consistent with their faith.”
Articles tagged “homosexuality”
BOSTON (RNS) The shift in this year’s Q conference reflects the reality that conversations about human sexality do not occur in echo chambers of monologue, isolated from those who disagree.
PARIS (Reuters) Paris nominated the government’s head of protocol, Laurent Stefanini, for the post on Jan. 5 but has still not heard back from the Vatican — a delay that French and Italian media have said is due to his homosexuality.
(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.
(RNS) The fight in Indiana isn’t just about a piece of legislation. It’s about fair-minded citizens speaking out against discrimination and for the common good.
NEW YORK (RNS) A Kansas pastor floats an idea that enables small businesses to maintain their religious scruples in a way that doesn’t smack of discrimination. And I’m all for it.
(RNS) In this journey of understanding of who we are, we are not winning a “battle” to gain full acceptance of LGBT people in churches. Rather, we are helping our faith traditions be the best faith traditions they can be.
(RNS) “Upon now reading these long-forgotten words, they seem to me as words belonging to a total stranger — were my name not attached,” former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III said.
(RNS) One gets the sense that the Rev. Malcolm Boyd and many others like him were a little too religious for the liberals, and too liberal for the religious.