Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

December 20, 2013

Rev. Frank Schaefer defrocked for blessing his gay son's marriage

United Methodist minister Rev. Frank Schaefer was defrocked on Thursday for presiding at his son’s wedding to the man he loves.

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December 19, 2013

Bishop Peggy Johnson: United Methodist Church laws are discriminatory against LGBT people

Bishop Peggy Johnson of Eastern Pennsylvania responded to a petition she received from the "clergy of the Philadelphi

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Bob Newhart bows out of gig with anti-LGBT organization

Bob Newhart, the beloved actor and comedian, quietly announced over social media that he has cancelled his upcoming gig at the Legatus Summit. This follows GLAAD's post pointing out the harsh anti-LGBT agenda of the organization.

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December 18, 2013

Pope Francis removes anti-LGBT cardinal from Vatican panel

Pope Francis has removed Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis, and one of the more outspoken opponents of LGBT equality, as a member of the Congregation of Bishops.

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson uses vile stereotypes to tell GQ his thoughts on LGBT people

GQ Magazine’s profile of Phil Robertson included some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication.

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An ambasador with guts--oh, and a husband

When James "Wally" Brewster arrived in Santo Domingo recently, he did so as a proud gay man, taking his new post as U.S. ambassador with his husband Bob Satawake beside him. Brewster and his husband even filmed a short video talking about their lives and reasons for wanting to live in the Dominican Republic.

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