Topics :: anti-gay religious leaders

Anti-Gay Pastor’s Sign Angers Harlem Neighbors, Inspires Hilarious Video

By EDGE | Friday Feb 28, 2014
An anti-gay anti-Obama sign in front of a church in Harlem has become the center of controversy, angering neighbors in the traditionally African-American, but increasingly gentrified, Upper Manhattan neighborhood and inspiring a very funny video.

Anti-Gay Religious Group: Ill. Marriage Equality Bill Caused Tornados

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
An anti-gay religious group is blaming Illinois’ marriage equality bill for the tornados that struck the state last weekend.

Gay Rights Ordinance in Texas Draws GOP Objections

By Paul J. Weber | Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
Gay rights victories in Texas haven’t come at the Capitol but at city hall. While nondiscrimination bills in the Legislature languish without even a hearing, Houston has a lesbian mayor and Austin offers health benefits for same-sex couples.

Raising Arizona

By William Kapfer | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
Arizona has lately been acquiring a reputation as a right wing, out-of-touch backwater. People have reached this conclusion largely due to nationwide coverage of some of the more backward political personalities like Gov. Jan Brewer & Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

In Wake of Anti-Gay Violence, Catholic Cardinal Launches New Attack on Same-Sex Families

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday May 28, 2013
Even as anti-gay attacks mount in New York City, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has issued a call for Catholics nationwide to work to derail legal progress made by same-sex families. Equality advocates fear a further escalation of violence.

Passage of Marriage Bill in Rhode Island Hinges on Religious Exemptions

By Michelle Smith | Saturday Jan 26, 2013
A day after the House overwhelmingly passed a gay marriage bill the head of the State Senate said its fate hinges on how broad the provisions exemptoing religious denominations from performing same-sex weddings are.

Rhode Island Legislature Introduces Gay Marriage Bills

By Joe Siegel | Wednesday Jan 9, 2013
The Rhode Island legislature introduced two pro-marriage equality bills this week that will handily pass through the House, but face tough opposition from the Senate.

Police Implicate ’Ex-Gay’ Christian Cult Leader in Wife’s Murder

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Nov 23, 2012
Police from Kansas City, Mo., have confirmed that the leader of a cult-like prayer group is suspected of having plotted to kill his wife, to whom he was married to for just four months.

Kan. Church Boots Musician because He is Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 25, 2012
A musician from Kansas was removed from his church’s band because religious leaders found out he is gay.

N.C. Gay Man Held Hostage in Real-life "American Horror Story"

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Oct 23, 2012
A 22-year-old man has filed a complaint against a North Carolina-based church for keeping him hostage for four months because he is gay.