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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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President Obama tells Jay Leno he has "no patience" for anti-LGBT laws ahead of Russian Olympics

President Obama shared with Jay Leno his frustration with anti-LGBT laws like those enacted in Russia just before the Sochi Winter Olympics. When asked about Russia's anti-gay law, the president responded, "I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."

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