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'Who am I to judge?' on homosexuality

For 17 years, Ken Bencomo taught English at a Catholic school in California. He also taught dance and worked with students on their yearbook. And Ken’s partner was part of his school community. Ken’s students knew he was gay. Ken’s administration knew he was gay. But last week – the very same week that the pope asked “who am I to judge?” in response to a question about gay Catholic leadership – Ken was fired for legally marrying his partner of 10 years.
Washington Post
August 8, 2013

TUNE IN: State Dept. hosts Google+ Hangout on immigration and visa applications for same-sex couples

The US State Department is hosting a Google+ Hangout to address questions about the process for binational same-sex couples to apply for visas. Tune in at 1:00 PM EDT to learn more.

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South Carolina University student removed from work-study position for being gay

Stephen Lovegrove, a rising junior at Charleston Southern University, was informed this past Monday that he had lost his work-study position a resident advisor (RA) at his school after he began posting on the internet about being gay and Christian.

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Who is the Pope to judge: This week's Religion News Summary

When asked about LGBT people following the World Youth Day Pope Francis stated “who am I to judge?” And televangelist, Pat Robinson, stated that being transgender is not a sin during an airing of The 700 Club.

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