Religion and Faith
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News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community
Nicholas Coppola, the gay man who was stripped of his involvement with his local Roman Catholic parish, delivered 18,603 signatures to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, requesting to be restored to full engagement with his local parish. The signatures were gathered through the social justice organization, Faithful America in less than one week after launching the campaign.
Today April 10 is National Immigration Day of Action, a day where organizations and advocates across the country march to pressure Congress to pass fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform, and over 25 LGBT organizations are standing in solidarity.
In an interview with the Huffington Post last Friday, Sojourners CEO and Christian leader Jim Wallis spoke out in favor of marriage equality. A big thank you to Jaweed Kaleem is in order for asking the question many have been wondering.
Join GLAAD and Groundswell to tell the Dove Foundation that Love Free or Die, the story of the first openly gay bishop Gene Robinson, shares a message that all families, including LGBT families need to be represented in the media.
This week's religion news summary includes Bishop Timothy Dolan's statement about LGBT inclusion--along with stories of LGBT Catholics who have experienced exclusion. A rainbow house across from the Westboro Baptist Church caused a media stir, and the SCOTUS cases drew the support of faith leaders from across the country.
EBONY.com featured a Gay Bishop, with his husband and infant daughter, in the 10th edition of their "Coolest Black Family in America" series.
Rev. Irene Monroe discusses the implications of Kwame Harris's decision to come out on national television.
The story of Nicholas Coppola, an openly gay Catholic man who was asked to leave his Long Island parish after marrying his boyfriend, continues to develop and spread to wider media sources.