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

VIDEO: At rally, Vassar College shows support for gay rights

For some in the the Vassar College community, it was a teachable moment they hope was a spark for further discussions about gay rights and acceptance.

Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., came to the Town of Poughkeepsie on Thursday to protest Vassar College’s support of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transsexual community. They were met by hundreds of Vassar College students, faculty and other community members in support for gay rights.

Poughkeepsie Journal
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March 1, 2013

On changing mandatory celibacy: We must be careful what we wish for

As we push for the lifting of mandatory celibacy, we must be aware that a change that could appear to be "progress" could have a dark side, especially for gay priests. It is true that in its current state, the priesthood can act as a refuge for gay men who want to avoid their sexualities. But simply opening up the priesthood to married men could also eventually make the priesthood a domain for married heterosexuals only.

National Catholic Reporter
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March 1, 2013
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Evangelical seminary uses GLAAD-nominated films to spark gay/Christian dialog

Students at the largest multi-denominational seminary in the world are making history by becoming the first evangelical graduate theological school to create an official LGBT student organization. They are now hosting an LGBT film festival featuring several GLAAD-nominated films.

Religion News Summary: Even more news on the Pope's Resignation

The Vatican has denied rumors that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was influenced by a "Gay Lobby" or network of gay bishops. Tim Tebow opted not to visit an anti-LGBT church in Dallas, Texas. A Southern Baptist Church wants to uphold the ban on gay Boy Scouts, but many Jews feel differently.

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