Religion News Summary: Nazarene LGBT Students Organize and Mormons Say "Stay With Us"

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International Human Rights Day was Monday, and many, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, took the opportunity to address the ‘Kill the Gays Bill’ in Uganda, urging prominent religious leaders to speak out against the bill.

The Mormon Church set up a web site to ask the LGBT community to “stay with us.” Justin Lee describes the experience of being gay and Christian as “TORN”. And a LGBT affirming mosque has opened (although at a secret location) in Paris.

Students at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego are launching a public petition to get an LGBT student organization on campus, but being met with administration resistance. At the same time, self-professed conservative Christian and Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Fleck shared that he is also gay.

Episcopalians are ready to start using that new blessing for same-gender unions, Bishop Gene Robinson told John Stewart so! And they are being joined by more and more Americans who support marriage equality.










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