Marriage Equality, New York Times, Muslim Mr. Gay Denmark and More! LGBT Religion News Summary

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African American Christians have become more of a political focal point, particularly concerning marriage equality. Some outlets are claiming that marriage equality limits their support for President Obama, while others focus on the support for marriage equality coming from African American church leaders. Catholics are also garnering attention in Minnesota and Washington, which both have votes on marriage equality.

A gay minister in Reno had his radio show pulled from a Fox News Radio Affiliate, while the Worcester Diocese cancelled the sale of a mansion for fear of potential marriage ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples.  This video compresses two weeks’ worth of the struggle for LGBT equality in the United Methodist Church into 30 minutes, and one Presbyterian pastor challenges her church’s ban on marriage equality.

Matthew Vines, the 22-year old biblical scholar, had a profile in the Sunday Style section of the New York Times (photo above from NYT with GLAAD Director of Religion, Faith & Values, Ross Murray, Matthew Vines, and Rev. Shari Brink of Marble Collegiate Church). Bishop Gene Robinson has a new book, while a blog asks questions of a transgender Christian. Unitarians continue to support LGBT people, both locally and beyond. LGBT Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah, and Mr. Gay Denmark is Muslim. Fortunately, he’s not alone.

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