(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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WASHINGTON (RNS) Support for White House petitions to label anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church as a “hate group” was strongest in Kansas and Newtown, Conn., according to data provided by the White House.
WASHINGTON Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 26-page opinion Wednesday (June 26) striking down a federal ban on same-sex marriages offers a window into Americans’ rapidly shifting views of same-sex relationships — a shift that increasingly relies on matters of law and fairness, not moral or religious views.
(RNS) The closing of the most prominent “ex-gay” group comes at a critical point for gay rights, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to issue two potentially decisive rulings on gay marriage and public opinion shifts rapidly in favor of gay rights and even gay marriage.
(RNS) North America, Europe and Latin America accept homosexuality, a Pew survey finds. African nations and predominantly Muslim nations do not.
The Southern Baptist Convention, whose 3,981 Scout troops make it the BSA’s sixth-largest religious sponsor, plans to address the issue at its annual meeting in Houston, June 11-12.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) “I have tried over the years to reconcile my silence as a gay priest with that of the Church’s increasingly anti-gay stance. I have been unsuccessful,” the Rev. Gary Meier writes in his book “Hidden Voices: Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest.”
(RNS) Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.” A lot’s changed since then, fueled by the church’s role in Prop 8 and its efforts to build bridges to gays and lesbians.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The move would allow openly gay clergy in the Church of Scotland, but conservative parishes that don’t agree would be allowed to opt out.