Topics :: GLBT faithful

Study: Religion No Go-To for LGBs; Suicide Risks Increase

By Sasha Razumikhin | Saturday Jul 19, 2014
Put simply, god isn't helping LGB people deal with their issues. At least that's what the results of a new study from the Williams Institute says.

With Resignation of Pope, LGBTs Hope for True Dialogue on Rights

By Andrew Clark | Monday Feb 25, 2013
With the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, some in the LGBT community expressed the hope that the Church would engage in a meaningful conversation about LGBT rights. Others aren’t as optimistic.

Omaha Clerics’ Gay-Friendly Stance Contrasted to Southern Baptists’ Refusal to Apologize to Gays

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Jun 18, 2011
The two faces of religion with respect to gays could not be more opposed than the efforts by clergy in Omaha, Nebraska, to end faith-based discrimination -- and the refusal by Southern Baptists to issue a mea culpa to LGBTs.

Fired Catholic Cleric Finds Home at University of Pennsylvania

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Apr 13, 2011
A gay Catholic cleric who was abruptly terminated from his teaching post at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia has been hired on at the University of Pennsylvania.

Founder of Gay Catholics Group Dies at 92

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Dec 29, 2010
The founder of the GLBT Catholic group Courage has died at age 92. Fr. John Harvey made his initial vows in 1938, and was ordained six years later. He died on Dec. 27.

Gay-Friendly Texas Church Breaks Away From Baptist Convention

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 15, 2010
A Texas church that had been in trouble with its denomination in the past for its friendly stance toward gays has broken away rather than exclude its LGBT parishioners.

Lutherans split over gay pastors, Bible beliefs

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Saturday Aug 28, 2010
Critics of the country’s largest Lutheran denomination and its more open stance toward gay clergy formed a new Lutheran church Friday at a meeting of a conservative activist group.

UK Anti-Gay Catholic Activists Fighting Losing Battle

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Aug 26, 2010
A Catholic UK activist is pushing to religious leaders to "cut ties" with any religious groups that do not actively oppose GLBT equality, claiming that "It’s high time the Catholic bishops of England and Wales defended the culture of life by cutting their ties with pro-homosexual ’rights’ campaigning Catholics."

New Lutheran group likely to rise from gay discord

By Patrick Condon | Thursday Aug 26, 2010
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is moving gay pastors into its fold - it’s now the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. to allow noncelibate gays into its ranks - even as the most visible dissidents strike out on their own.

Methodists Review Case of Gay Man Barred from Church

Thursday Jul 29, 2010
The highest court in the United Methodist Church will review its 2005 ruling that allowed a clergyman to bar a noncelibate gay man from joining a congregation.