(RNS) The best reason to ignore Anderson isn’t to deny him press coverage, or to acknowledge that gay rights won and he lost, but to recognize that there are more important social justice issues the LGBT equality movement should focus on.
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NEW YORK (RNS) Each year, Reciprocity retreats allow “students” to practice yoga and meditation, which aim to help restore an element of spirituality that is often broken or damaged.
(RNS) An exhibit in Berkeley, Calif., questions the gender of popular female Catholic saints, affording artist Alma Lopez a chance to ask viewers what is feminine, what is masculine, and is there something holy in the mashup.
(RNS) For both sides, alleged friendships could pose a risk, as relationships could be perceived as acceptance.
(RNS) “We believe that … New Heart Community Church has walked away from the Southern Baptist Convention’s core biblical values,” said Roger Oldham, a spokesman for the denomination’s executive committee.
BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) “We are starting to see a significant disconnect between what the church is telling people to believe about same-sex marriage and homosexuality and what people actually believe and accept,” said LGBT activist John Gustav-Wrathall. “I think the Internet has a lot to do with that.”
(RNS) With “ex-gay” ministries falling out of favor — even by their biggest proponents — many Christians are encouraging gays and lesbians to adopt a life of celibacy instead, without ever trying to change their sexual orientation.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The American Civil Liberties Union and four gay rights groups said they can no longer support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case over contraception coverage, which allowed some businesses to claim a religious exemption in following federal law.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “An exception would set a terrible precedent by denying true equality for LGBT people, while simultaneously opening a Pandora’s Box inviting other forms of discrimination,” more than 100 signatories wrote Tuesday in a letter to President Obama.