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

The New York Times Profiles Young Gay Christian and Work to End Homophobia

The front page of the Sunday Style section of the New York Times features 22-year old biblical scholar Matthew Vines. Matthew, who’s YouTube video explaining the biblical case for LGBT equality, spoke at a GLAAD sponsored event, “Being Gay is Not a Sin: A Conversation with Matthew Vines” at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. The event, and subsequent interview, detail Matthew’s coming out, rejection by his own congregation, and the video he created that has been viewed 350,000 times, are all included in the profile.
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Matthew Vines: Turned Away, He Turned to the Bible

One year after Matthew Vines was forced to leave the Wichita, Kan., church he had attended since birth — not because he is gay, but because he tried to convince people there was nothing wrong with that — he was sitting facing a crowd of 235 Christians, most of them gay or lesbian, at the Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. “It is simply a fact that the Bible does not discuss or condemn loving, gay relationships,” said Mr. Vines.
New York Times
September 15, 2012

Gay Couple Sues Worcester Catholic Diocese, Alleging Discrimination

A married gay male couple from Sutton, Massachusetts, is suing the Worcester Catholic diocese, alleging sexual orientation discrimination in their attempt to purchase a church property. Sergio Carvajal, an attorney for the two men, Alain Beret, 59, and James Fairbanks, 57, told reporters that in addition to his clients sexual orientation, the diocese backed out of selling the property “in the belief” the couple “would hold gay marriages, ceremonies at the property known as Oakhurst, located in Northbridge.”
The Rainbow Times
September 14, 2012

#DontSilenceSavoy: FOX News Radio drops show because of 'gay interview'; advertisers pull out

“House of Savoy”, the program cancelled by FOX News Radio affiliate KKFT 99.1 FM, in Reno, Nevada, after it aired an interview with a Dallas-based LGBT advocate, has set off a firestorm of controversy. Other programs and advertisers are now distancing themselves from the FOX News Station and LGBT and free speech advocates are rallying around Savoy and “House of Savoy”.
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