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

Lesbian Minister at Crux of Presbyterian Divide

The General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. is scheduled Friday to consider whether out lesbian Rev. Jane Spahr violated ecclesiastical law when she performed marriages for same-sex couples in California.

Reuters
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February 17, 2012

A Catholic Case For Marriage Equality

Sister Jeannine Gramick and Francis DeBernardo provide an argument in favor of marriage equality from a Catholic perspective. They write, "The opposition to marriage equality by the church’s hierarchy is well known, but in the quiet of their own consciences, millions of Catholics are arriving at different conclusions rooted deeply in the teachings of our faith. We support marriage equality, and we won’t forget the Catholic legislators and governors who have worked on behalf of justice for lesbian and gay couples."

Washington Post
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February 15, 2012

A faith-based case for marriage equality

The Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark; Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz, senior rabbi of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun in Millburn; and the Rev. E. Roy Riley Jr., bishop of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America penned an op-ed making the faith case for marriage equality in New Jersey. 

New Jersey Star Ledger
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February 15, 2012

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