To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.
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The Root's Nsenga Burton, editor-at-large, interviewed Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend in a gripping article and continuing effort to elevate awareness about the detriment of Amendment One in North Carolina, which is up for a vote today.
Supporters of LGBT inclusion in the United Methodist Church suffered a disappointing loss last week at the United Methodist Church General Conference. Supporters of full inclusion held a rally on Friday to celebrate the 1,200 United Methodists who have already pledged to fulfill their ordination vows to minister to all people. The rally also called for more United Methodists to pledge to support marriage equality.
North Carolinian Rev. Earl Johnson of Martin Street Baptist Church spent a portion of his sermon giving the facts of the proposed amendment and ten quick reasons to vote against the measure.
The above ad appeared Thursday in the Carolina Peacekeeper, a black community newspaper in Guilford County, NC. Pictured is a group of African-American interfaith clergy, all of whom are speaking out against North Carolina's Amendment One, a legal effort to ban marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.
Today, GLAAD announced the 2nd Annual National People of Color Media Training Institute as a part of our National People of Color Media Initiative.
Advocates for LGBT inclusion in the United Methodist Church lovingly confronted the dismissive and hurtful words, actions, and attitudes of anti-LGBT delegates at its General Conference. Retired bishops and African-American church leaders joined voices to call for the inclusion of LGBT people in the United Methodist Church, while advocates for full inclusion addressed the anti-LGBT statements and actions of conference delegates.
Joseph Amodeo, who recently resigned from the board of Catholic Charities and launched a Change.org petition to urge Cardinal Timothy Dolan to meet with and help LGBT youth in need, said that support “has been overwhelming.”
On Thursday, April 19, the board of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies voted nearly-unanimously to reverse this ban and will start accepting gay and lesbian students beginning next year. Rabbi Mauricio Balter, President of the Israeli Conservative Movement Rabbinical Assembly, is supportive of the vote.
A federal appeals court has put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy that aims to turn gay minors straight. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency order Friday putting the law on hold until it can hear full arguments on the issue.
In the DC Comics universe, Kate Kane is a lesbian who dons a mask to fight crime as Batwoman. In the real universe, Kate Kane is the pseudonym of a bisexual woman in her 20s who this year helped found QueerPHC, a blog for gay, lesbian and otherwise unstraight students and alumni of a conservative Christian college.
One of Malaysia’s top politicians has warned Muslims to be wary about the spread of homosexuality following the establishment of an LGBT friendly mosque in France.
Faced with recent setbacks in the United States and in Europe, the Catholic Church has intensified its increasingly uphill battle against gay marriage. The latest salvo came on Monday (Dec. 17), with a front-page article in the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.
The pope took his opposition to gay marriage to new heights Friday, denouncing what he described as people manipulating their God-given gender to suit their sexual choices — and destroying the very “essence of the human creature” in the process.
Two weeks after the Catholic University of America rejected the proposal for CUAllies, a student organization for LGBT students and their allies, the club's lead organizer says supporters have not conceded.
Evangelical colleges have faced criticism over their attitudes toward gay students in the past.
Facing some serious bad press, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has started to change its tune regard