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

Pastor Worley, Heresy the Troll and That Old Time Religion

Every day thousands of Christians are rethinking the "clobber passages" (so-called because they have been traditionally used by Christians to "clobber" gay people), changing their minds about homosexuality and finding that their faith in God -- and their sense of God's faith in them -- is not only not compromised, it's greatly enhanced.

Huffington Post
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May 29, 2012
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Faithful Voices Oppose and Discredit North Carolina 'Electric Fence' Pastor's Harmful Words

Earlier this week, a video featuring Providence Road Baptist Church Pastor Charles Worley went viral much to the chagrin of LGBT and affirming faith leaders. Rev. Worley has no visible support from those outside of his congregation. His sermon elicited strong words of condemnation from neighboring pastors. Others have been moved to action.

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Colin Powell on Marriage Equality: "I Have No Problem With It"

A week after President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality, CNN's Wolf Blitzer sat down with former Secretary of State Colin Powell who affirmed the president's position saying "as I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable a family as my family is. And they raise children.

CNN
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May 23, 2012

No Contradiction in Being Black and Gay

I am black. I am gay. And yes, I am a Christian. That intersection exists in our hair salons, barbershops and, yes, even our churches. No one is making room for gay people, gay people have always been at the table, at the forefront.

CNN
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May 22, 2012
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Religion News Summary Highlights for May 18, 2012

Gaining the most media this week was President Barack Obama’s historic, public endorsement of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and the citation of his Christian faith as a reason for his support. Faith leaders from all denominations weighed in on his speech, including Jewish groups, Unitarian Universalist churches, and many other Christian branches.

Sacred Heart graduates Will Hear Uninvited Gay Speaker at "Live For Love" Graduation

Dominic Sheahan-Stahl's alma mater in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Sacred Heart Academy, asked him to be the commencement speaker at graduation. He accepted, eager to help out his old school and a community he loved. But last month the principal rescinded his invitation after finding out through Facebook that Sheahan-Stahl is openly gay and engaged to marry a man. The principal said that is a violation of Catholic teachings.

Detroit Free Press
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May 17, 2012

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