Posts by Jay Pulitano, Faith Issues Intern

Religion News Summary - June 13, 2014

Anti-trans but pro-gay Baptists, Methodist church may officially split over marriage equality, lots of projects reconciling faith and being LGBTQ, and more.

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Presbyterian church to vote on marriage equality in upcoming meeting

At the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meeting this June 14-21 in Detroit, commissioners will vote on a constitutional amendment that could allow for marriage equality within the denomination. In addition, the assembly will consider a resolution that would prevent Presbyterian ministers who officiate same-sex marriages from facing discipline.

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Marriott launches #LoveTravels campaign for Pride Month

Marriott International has launched its #LoveTravels campaign to convey the company's inclusion and celebration of the LGBT community.

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College athlete kicked out of his Christian school for being gay

In a poignant article posted on Outsports, former William Jessup University distance runner Anthony Villarreal details his story of his emotional discovery of his sexual orientation, coming out to his unaccepting Christian mother and peers, and finally being kicked out of college only 8 classes away from receiving his bachelor degree.

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"Just me and Allah": Photography series and Tumblr documents Queer Muslims

Photographer Samra Habib from Toronto launched a new photography series and Tumblr documenting Queer Muslims.

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Senator Orrin Hatch predicts marriage equality will become "the law of the land"

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch predicted in a Wednesday radio interview that marriage equality will become "the law of the land," though he personally does not believe "that's the right way to go."

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