TOPEKA, Kansas (RNS) When my partner died due to complications from AIDS in 1995, the Phelps people came to protest his funeral. I thought I was prepared.
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(RNS) “My father was a man of action,” activist Nate Phelps said after his father’s death, “and I implore us all to embrace that small portion of his faulty legacy by doing the same.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The image of Christianity that Fred Phelps painted was a hateful, judgmental collection of rabble-rousers — an image that, paradoxically, did more to help his targets than it advanced his message.
NEW YORK (RNS) When asked if accepting civil unions would make him “uncomfortable,” New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said it would because it could “water down” the traditional religious view of marriage.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.
(RNS) Menlo Park Presbyterian is based in the San Francisco Bay area and led by well-known author and pastor John Ortberg. It is the ninth-largest PCUSA church with about 4,000 members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
(RNS) American evangelicals who insist they never supported Uganda’s anti-gay law now find themselves on the defense, saying their statements against homosexuality at home are being twisted as an endorsement of harsh penalties against gays and lesbians abroad.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new survey finds the rapid shift toward favoring LGBT rights in the past decade has a wide impact on American religious and political life.
(RNS) Western Christians cannot fix the homophobia that’s currently gripping Nigeria, Uganda, or other African countries. We can, however, stand in solidarity with progressive Africans and support their efforts to teach new ways of interpreting the Bible and understanding sexuality.