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Letter in New York Times calls for Pope Francis to end harm to LGBT youth

On Palm Sunday, an open letter appeared in the New York Times calling on Pope Francis to stop church teaching labeling being gay as "intrinsically disordered" and categorizing "homosexual conduct" as a sin, citing statistics and numerous stories about LGBT young people who have faced violence, parental rejection, homelessness and other devastating losses because of the teachings.

VIDEO: SC Senator thinks university is "recruiting lesbians" with LGBT symposium, program

"It's just not normal and then you glorify, or it seems to me, that the promotion at USC Upstate is a glorification of same-sex orientation. That's not an explanation of 'I was born this way.' That's recruiting," said South Carolina state Senator Mike Fair (R), commenting on a segment of University of South Carolina Upstate's upcoming LGBT symposium. The one-woman show, satirically titled "How to Become a Lesbian in 10 days or Less," has been cancelled.

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