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

Largest Lutheran Church in St. Paul Picks Openly Gay Pastor

An Atlanta pastor once ousted from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for being in an openly gay relationship will now lead the biggest Lutheran church in St. Paul. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church's congregation of 2,300 members voted overwhelmingly Sunday to appoint the Rev. Bradley Schmeling as its new senior pastor, according to a statement from the church on Tuesday.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
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March 28, 2012
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Okla. Methodists Organize to Support Marriage Equality

In conservative Oklahoma, a group of United Methodists are signing a statement in support of marriage equality ahead of an April global policy conference of the church, which prohibits marriage equality.
Retired Oklahoma City minister Jim Gragg is collecting signatures and said 62 clergy and 203 members have signed the statement calling for “full equality and inclusion to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the life of the Church.”

Associated Press
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March 23, 2012

Film Offers Refreshing Take on Gay Christian Youth Experience

Stephen Cone’s film The Wise Kids, which opened at ReRun Gastropub Theater in Brooklyn this past weekend, is a refreshing take on youth sexuality, both gay and straight, in Southern Baptist communities. Set in Charleston, South Carolina, the film features three high school seniors: About-to-come-out Tim, doubting preacher’s daughter Brea, and biblical literalist Laura, who all confront issues of identity, self-acceptance, and faith.

En Entrevista con CNN en Español, Una Latina Católica Ofrece Perspectiva LGBT Ante Declaraciones del Papa

GLAAD colaboró con los productores del programa Conclusiones de CNN en Español para asegurar que la perspectiva LGBT fuera incluida en una historia que abordó las declaraciones que dio el Papa Benedicto XVI ante el tema del matrimonio.

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