(RNS) The church has re-examined its views before, on issues ranging from slavery to divorce.
Articles tagged “homosexuality”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Gallup Poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale has been conducted since 2001 and charts shifting cultural attitudes on a number of hot-button social issues.
(RNS) “Anyone who suggests that we hate homosexuals or people of other faiths is either misinformed or lying,” David and Jason Benham said after HGTV pulled the plug on their planned reality series.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative Anglicans expressed concerns over “backlash” to a new anti-gay law in Uganda, not gays and lesbians who may face prison.
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.
(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.